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 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.
A Jewish Athlete: Swimming Against Stereotype in 20th Century Europe will be available at shop.mjhnyc.org.