JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen "Story of a Czech Water Polo Player/Officer/Jew" Mar. 16 in San Francisco #general


Although Jewish athletes played a major role in competitive sports at
the start of the twentieth century, they do not always occupy a
significant place in Jewish memory or research.

On Thursday, March 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the Jewish Community Library
in San Francisco, Helen Epstein, author of "Children of the Holocaust"
and "Where She Came From: A Daughter's Search for her Mother's
History," turns her focus on her father, Czech Olympic athlete Kurt Epstein.

Drawing on her research >from historical sources as well as interviews
with other Central European athletes, Epstein sketches the life of her
father and his generation of Jewish sportsmen and women in the period
between the two World Wars.

Born in Prague in 1947, Helen Epstein, the daughter of Holocaust
survivors, grew up in New York City and studied musicology at Hebrew
University in Jerusalem.

The Jewish Community Library is located at 1835 Ellis Street, San
Francisco. There is free parking in the building on Pierce Street between
Ellis and Eddy Streets. Helen Epstein's appearance is co-sponsored by
the Holocaust Center of Northern California and the Northern California
Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. The event -- like all programs at the Library
-- is free.

For more information, contact the Jewish Community Library at
< library@... >

Judy Baston,
San Francisco, CA

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