JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS NY Meeting November 15 #general


Harriet Mayer
 

Jewish Genealogical Society NY Meeting Sunday, November 15th at 2 PM
at the Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th St. New York NY

Speaker: Glenn Kurtz
Program: "Three Minutes in Poland"

Glenn Kurtz, author of the the award winning book, "Three Minutes in
Poland," will speak about his four-year journey to identify the people
in the three minutes of 16mm film that his grandfather shot while
traveling in Europe in August 1938, only one year before the outbreak
of World War II. More than seventy years later, through the brutal
twists of history, these few minutes of home movie footage, capturing
ordinary life in a small, predominantly Jewish town in Poland, would
become a memorial to an entire community and culture annihilated in
the Holocaust.

Glenn Kurtz's essays have appeared in the New York Times, Salon and
Southwest Review. A graduate of Tufts University and the New England
Conservatory of Music, he holds a PhD >from Stanford University in
comparative literature and has taught at Stanford, San Francisco
State University, and New York University.

In addition, at 12:30 in the Kovno Room: Bring your lunch and meet
with fellow JGS members and experts in an informal setting to share
research stories and ask questions.

The Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute at CJH will be open
starting at 11 AM.

Free for members; guests welcome, $5 at the door.

For more information, visit our newly updated website at www.jgsny.org .
We are also on Facebook.

Submitted by
Harriet G. Mayer
JGS NY VP Communications

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