Triumph of the Spirit: Jewish Athletes Before, During and After the Holocaust

Levis JCC Sandler Center

Triumph of the Spirit: Jewish Athletes Before, During and After the Holocaust

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Triumph of the Spirit: Jewish Athletes Before, During and After the Holocaust

Opening Reception and Presentations: Thursday, January 5, 3:00 pm. Exhibition runs through February 28 and is free and open to the public. 

Rare and extensive memorabilia of famous Jewish women and men Olympic athletes by collector Neil Keller, along with private tours, films, author appearances and special guests.

Mr. Keller will showcase over 100 pieces gathered over a 35 year span. By tracking down family members and other individuals on a worldwide chase for items and information on these remarkable young athletes, Mr. Keller was able to amass this very touching and impressive collection.

World champion Victor Young Perez; well-known boxer Kid Francis; Marty Glickman, fastest kid on the block; Helene Mayer, named by Sports Illustrated as one of the top 100 female athletes of the 20th Century, and Eva Szekely, inducted into the Fort Lauderdale Swimming Hall of Fame. These and many more athletes will be featured in the exhibition.

Film Screening of The Survivor with Guest Speaker Alan Haft, son of boxer Harry Haft
Wednesday, January 18, 5:30 pm
$18 per person, includes film, speaker, and a light bite
(no member discounts available for this program)

By The Grace of the Game: The Holocaust, a Basketball Legacy, and an Unprecedented American Dream with author and past New York Knicks player Dan Grunfeld
Wednesday, January 25, 7:30 pm
$18 per person
(no member discounts available for this program)

To register for this event please visit the following URL: http://levisjcc.org/culture →

 

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Thu, Jan 5, 2023 @ 03:00 PM to
Tue, Feb 28, 2023 @ 05:00 PM
 

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