Found Footage

While sorting through some old family home movies, Glenn Kurtz came across film shot by his grandfather in 1938. The footage captures the small Jewish town of Nasielsk, Poland, a year before it was overrun by the Nazis. This hour, we’ll talk with Kurtz about how the discovery of the film sent him on a transcontinental mission to reconstruct the memory of his ancestral home, which he writes about in “Three Minutes in Poland: Discovering a Lost World in a 1938 Family Film” (Farrar, Straus and Giroux).