THE ESTHER G. LEVINE COMMUNITY READ HONORS THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF LONG-TIME FESTIVAL VOLUNTEER ESTHER LEVINE.
Abraham Zapruder didn't know when he ran home to grab his home movie camera on November 22, 1963, that this single spontaneous decision would change his family's life for generations to come. Zapruder's film of the JFK assassination is now shown in every American history class, included in Jeopardy and Trivial Pursuit questions, and referenced in novels and films. It is the most famous example of citizen journalism, but few know the complicated legacy of the film itself. Now Abraham's granddaughter, National Jewish Book Award winner Alexandra, tracks the film's torturous journey through history. Part biography, part family history, and part historical narrative, Zapruder demonstrates how one man's unwitting moment in the spotlight shifted the way politics, culture, and media intersect, bringing about the larger social questions that define our age.
About the Author:
Alexandra Zapruder began her career as a member of the founding staff of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. A graduate of Smith College, she served on the curatorial team for the museum’s exhibition for young visitors, Remember The Children, Daniel’s Story. She earned her Master’s Degree in Education at Harvard University in 1995.
COMMUNITY PARTNER: AHAVATH ACHIM SYNAGOGUE; GEORGIA COMMISSION ON THE HOLOCAUST
7:00 pm Kristallnacht Commemoration at the Besser Memorial Holocaust Garden With Guest Speaker Alexandra Zapruder
Please join Marlene and Abe Besser, Rabbi Brian Glusman, and Alexandra Zapruder, one of the founding members of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, at the beautiful Besser Memorial Holocaust Garden as we light the torches and pay tribute to those who lost their lives during one of the most horrific nights in Jewish history.
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