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David Kurtz Collection

Film Collection | Accession Number: 2009.31.1
Collection Summary
Glenn Kurtz donated home movies documenting the European vacation made by his grandparents and some friends in 1938. In addition to scenes shot in Switzerland, The Netherlands, France, England, and on their return journey on the Queen Mary, the original film shows the Jewish quarter in the David Kurtz's hometown of Nasielsk, Poland, in stunning color and black and white. Highlights include people exiting the local synagogue, street scenes, and family mingling with local townspeople. Only approximately 80 of the 3,000 Jews living in Nasielsk in 1939 survived the war. One reel of 16mm film (14 minutes)
Credit
US Holocaust Memorial Museum, gift of Glenn Kurtz
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Americans travel to Europe on Nieuw Amsterdam ship

Film | Accession Number: 2009.31.1 | RG Number: RG-60.4824 | Film ID: 2870

Event Date
July 23-30, 1938
Americans travel to Europe on Nieuw Amsterdam ship

Touring Volendam

Film | Accession Number: 2009.31.1 | RG Number: RG-60.4825 | Film ID: 2870

Event Date
July 31-August 2, 1938

Jewish quarter of Nasielsk

Film | Accession Number: 2009.31.1 | RG Number: RG-60.4826 | Film ID: 2870

Event Date
1938 August 04
Jewish quarter of Nasielsk

Four Americans visit Lake Lucerne

Film | Accession Number: 2009.31.1 | RG Number: RG-60.4827 | Film ID: 2870

Event Date
August 7-17, 1938

Kurtz family and friends on European tour in the south of France, Paris, and Switzerland

Film | Accession Number: 2009.31.1 | RG Number: RG-60.4828 | Film ID: 2870

Event Date
August 11-25, 1938

Kurtz family and friends approach New York City

Film | Accession Number: 2009.31.1 | RG Number: RG-60.4829 | Film ID: 2870

Event Date
1938 September 05

Touring Volendam and Brussels

Film | Accession Number: 2009.31.1 | RG Number: RG-60.4830 | Film ID: 2870

Event Date
August 1-15, 1938

Jewish quarter in Poland

Film | Accession Number: 2009.31.1 | RG Number: RG-60.4831 | Film ID: 2870

Event Date
1938 August 04

Visiting Switzerland

Film | Accession Number: 2009.31.1 | RG Number: RG-60.4832 | Film ID: 2870

Event Date
1938 August
 
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