“In the 14-minute film was a three-minute section of their visit to Kurtz’s grandfather’s home village of #Nasielsk, #Poland, a town whose Jewish community would be decimated by the #Holocaust not long after”

JTA
How 3 minutes of a home movie from 1938 turned into an acclaimed Holocaust documentary
Stephen Silver
August 26, 2022

In 2009, writer Glenn Kurtz was working on a novel about “someone who discovers an old piece of home movie footage in a flea market and becomes obsessed with identifying the people [in it],” he said in an interview earlier this year. As he started researching what happens to old film, he remembered that his family happened to possess some home movies and wondered what became of them. This led him to a closet in his parents’ house in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, where he unearthed a film of his grandparents’ vacation to Europe in 1938, on the eve of World War II. READ MORE

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