Writing Twentieth Century Jews Into Sports History
Journalist Helen Epstein is the daughter of Holocaust survivor and Olympic Swimmer Kurt Epstein. Helen has created a photography exhibit that will be on view at the Terezin Memorial from September 8 through November 30, 2022. Join the Museum of Jewish Heritage and Helen Epstein for an illustrated talk about the process of designing this documentary exhibit, starting with one artifact – her father’s tallis in which he was a bar mitzvah in 1917. Epstein will tell the story of a provincial Jewish son of a factory owner who loved to swim and how he became a reserve lieutenant in the Czechoslovak Army and a national sports hero.
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