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 hold 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.
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Harriet G. Mayer
JGS NY VP Communications