Jewish Genealogy Society to meet Sunday

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island will meet this Sunday, Nov. 22, at 2 p.m. at the Mid-Island Y-JCC in Plainview.

The topic this month will be “Rescuing the Evidence: Three Minutes in Poland” and will be presented by Glenn Kurtz.

Visiting his hometown in Poland in August 1938, one year before the outbreak of World War II, David Kurtz captured three minutes of ordinary life on film. More than 70 years later, these few minutes of home movie footage would become a memorial to an entire community annihilated in the Holocaust.

Glenn Kurtz. David’s grandson,  is the author of the book “Three Minutes in Poland: Discovering a Lost World in a 1938 Family Film.” In his presentation he will describe his four-year effort to identify the people in the film – a search that took him across the United States, to Canada, England, Poland and Israel.

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