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Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission


Keynote: “Three Minutes in Poland”

Event details
Calendar   Speaking Engagements
Location Davidson-Gundy Alumni Center
Date Sun, Mar 5, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Duration   2h

Please join the University of Texas at Dallas and the Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies as Glenn Kurtz presents the Mitchell L. and Miriam Lewis Barnett Lecture in conjunction with the 53rd Annual Scholars' Conference. There will be a pre-event reception at 6:30pm with the lecture starting at 7:15pm.

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Glenn Kurtz is the author of Three Minutes in Poland: Discovering a Lost World in a 1938 Family Film, which was named a “Best Book of 2014” by The New Yorker, The Boston Globe, and National Public Radio. The Los Angeles Times called the book “breathtaking,” and it has received high critical praise in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, and many other publications. A documentary film based on the book, Three Minutes—A Lengthening, directed by Bianca Stigter, co-produced by Academy Award-winner Steve McQueen, and narrated by Helena Bonham Carter, premiered at the Venice Film Festival in September 2021. It was an official selection of the Sundance Film Festival 2022 and was awarded the inaugural Yad Vashem Award for Excellence in Holocaust Documentary Filmmaking.

Mr. Kurtz is a 2019-2023 Presidential Fellow at Chapman University, Orange, CA, and the recipient of a 2016-2017 John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship.

In conjunction with this keynote, the film Three Minutes—A Lengthening will be screened ahead of the conference on March 1st at 7pm free of charge at Studio Movie Grill in Richardson. Registration is required as there is limited seating. Please email to reserve your seats. Learn more about the film screening here.

Persons with disabilities may submit a request for accommodations to participate in this event at UT Dallas' ADA website. You may also call (972) 883-5331 for assistance or send an email to All requests should be received no later than 10 business days prior to the event.

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