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Sunday, March 25, 2018 Jewish Genealogy Society of Maryland

Speaker: Glenn Kurtz
Title: “Three Minutes in Poland”
Date and Time: Sunday, March 25, 2018, 1:30 p.m.
Location: Pikesville Library’s meeting room, 1301 Reisterstown Rd, Pikesville, MD

Please join us on Sunday, March 25, 2018, at 1:30 p.m., at the Pikesville Library’s meeting room, 1301 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville, to hear Glenn Kurtz present “Three Minutes in Poland.”

Traveling in Europe in August 1938, one year before the outbreak of World War II, Glenn Kurtz’s grandfather, David Kurtz, captured three minutes of ordinary life in a small, predominantly Jewish town in Poland on 16-mm Kodachrome color film. More than seventy years later, through the brutal twists of history, these few minutes of home movie footage would become a memorial to an entire community—an entire culture—annihilated in the Holocaust. Three Minutes in Poland traces Glenn’s four-year journey to identify the people in his grandfather’s haunting images. His search took him across the United States, to Canada, England, Poland and Israel, to archives, film preservation laboratories, and an abandoned Luftwaffe airfield. Painstakingly assembled from interviews, photographs, documents, and artifacts, Three Minutes in Poland tells the rich, funny, harrowing, and surprisingly intertwined stories of seven survivors and their Polish hometown. Originally a travel souvenir, David Kurtz’s home movie became the sole remaining record of a vibrant town on the brink of catastrophe. Pursuing the significance of this brief film became a riveting exploration of memory, loss, and improbable survival.

Glenn Kurtz is the author of Three Minutes in Poland: Discovering a Lost World in a 1938 Family Film, which was selected as a "Best Book of 2014" by The New Yorker, The Boston Globe, and National Public Radio. He is a graduate of the New England Conservatory-Tufts University double degree program and holds a Ph.D. from Stanford University. His writing has been published in The New York Times, Salon, and elsewhere. He has taught at Stanford University, California College of the Arts, and New York University.

The program is free for paid members and $5 for non-members (applied to membership fee when a visitor joins JGSMD) after their first meeting. Refreshments will be available. Please check our web site at for late updates and for the time, location, and program of future meetings.

Saturday, May 5, 2018 Annual Conference, Washington DC Family History Center

The Washington DC Family History Center will sponsor its 12th annual Family History Conference on Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at 10000 Stoneybrook Drive, Kensington, MD 20895.
This conference is free of charge with classes from beginning to advanced genealogy. In response to requests for education on DNA and its impact on genealogy research, we are offering several classes in Beginning and Advanced DNA methodology.
The The keynote speaker will be James Tanner who will address the topic, Technology and Genealogy: A Perfect Match.
Seating is limited and registration is required. For class descriptions and registration information, see


Saturday, September 15, 2018 "Day of Genealogy" presented by St. Mary's County Genealogical Society**

Speaker: J. Mark Lowe
Title: Legal Rumblings, Research Planning, and Finding the Way to G-G-Grandmother's House

Please join us on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center, 44219 Airport Rd. California, MD
The program will begin at 8:45 am - 4:00 pm

To register and for additional information please visit our website:

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