Three Minutes in Poland: Discovering a Lost World

March 26, 2017 Newton $0.00 - $5.00
(Photo: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum)
(Photo: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum)

Traveling in Europe shortly before World War II, Glenn Kurtz’s grandfather captured three minutes of ordinary life in the small, predominantly Jewish town of Nasielsk, Poland. These few minutes of home movies have become a memorial to an entire community and culture annihilated in the Holocaust. Kurtz will show his grandfather’s film and present his own four-year search to locate survivors worldwide and reconstruct his grandfather’s town.

Kurtz’s book, “Three Minutes in Poland: Discovering a Lost World in a 1938 Family Film” won Best Book of 2014 awards from The New Yorker, The Boston Globe and National Public Radio. He is a Guggenheim Foundation Fellow and graduate of Tufts University, New England Conservatory of Music and Stanford University.

Copies of Kurtz’s book will be available for purchase and signing. Refreshments will be served.

Special Interest Groups (Bessarabia SIG, Litvak SIG, Ukraine SIG) meet at 12:30 p.m.

There will be a second talk, The Genetic Ancestry of Ashkenazi Jews, with Shai Carmi from 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Join the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston (JGSGB)! The basic annual dues are $25 for individuals and $35 for two people at the same address. You can join JGSGB online or by mail.

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Sunday, March 26, 2017, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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