Three Minutes in Poland

Discovering a Lost World in a 1938 Home Movie


Dear Friends:

I'm honored and delighted to announce that my book, 

Three Minutes in Poland: 

Discovering a Lost World in a 1938 Home Movie 

has been acquired by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. The publication date will be announced soon. 

Three Minutes in Poland traces my four-year effort to preserve and decipher a 16mm home movie shot by my grandfather during a return visit to his birthplace, Nasielsk, Poland, a year before its destruction in the Holocaust.

Nasielsk, located thirty miles northwest of Warsaw, was home to more than three thousand Jews in 1938. Barely eighty of them survived World War II. My grandfather’s film contains the only known moving images of the town and its people.

In 2009, I donated the film to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, in Washington D.C. The Museum has just released a video about the film and the extraordinary reunion that resulted from this donation.

I feel privileged to be part of this story. Look for updates in the coming months. 

Glenn Kurtz


For more information contact Eli Rabinowitz

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