3GNY Stories Live: WEDU Wednesdays
Surviving -- and Saving Lives
Featuring WEDU Speaker Jared Kingston
Wednesday, May 12, 2021 | 8:00 pm ET | Virtual Event on Zoom
Jared will share the story of his paternal grandfather, Sewek Kingston (formerly Szyja Kenigsztajn), born in Piotrkow Trybunalski, Poland on May 10, 1921.
During the war he survived the Piotrkow Trybunalski Ghetto, Buchenwald, and Theresienstadt.
Through acts of courage, Sewek and his family members did what they could to save others, even strangers.
He was liberated by the Soviets on May 8, 1945, and immigrated to the United States in 1951.
You'll also find out how a chance encounter during the Holocaust would be revealed 66 years later.
Sewek Kingston and Jared Kingston in December 2010.
Jared was born and raised in southern Maine. He has been a volunteer for 3GNY WEDU since 2020. Growing up Jared always felt a strong connection to his family’s experience during the Holocaust and wanted to share their stories as a way to combat persecution, racial injustice and antisemitism.
Jared lives in Manhattan with his husband. He graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations. He currently works at American Express in the Global Consumer Services Group.
How Being a 3G Has Impacted My Life
This Event is Part of A Global Gathering of Holocaust Survivors, Descendants, Educators & Friends
Wednesday, May 5, 2021, 2:00 pm ET
3GNY in Conversation With 3G Tamir Goodman "The Jewish Jordan"
Sunday, May 23, at 10:30 am ET
Join 3GNY in conversation with Tamir Goodman, former Pro-Basketball player and current successful entrepreneur, coach and educator who credits his survivor grandmother for helping him to overcome life's obstacles.
From Academy Award® winning director Caroline Link (Nowhere in Africa) comes an adaptation of acclaimed British author Judith Kerr’s classic novel based on her childhood memories. The story of a Jewish family's escape from 1933 Berlin to Europe tackles prejudice, exile, displacement and adaptation, as told from the perspective of the author’s alter ego, nine year-old Anna Kemper (Riva Krymalowski in her feature film debut).
Anna is too busy with schoolwork and friends to notice Hitler’s face glaring from posters plastered all over 1933 Berlin. But when her father (Oliver Masucci) - based on the prominent theater critic Alfred Kerr - suddenly vanishes, the family is secretly hurried out of Germany. Anna begins to understand life will never be the same as she and her family navigate unfamiliar lands and cope with the challenges of being refugees.
3GNY to be Featured at the Washington Jewish Film and Music Festival
3GNY has partnered with the JxJ festival to promote the film "You Had to be There." This is a fascinating and life-affirming investigation of the critical role of humor as a coping mechanism during the Holocaust. Israeli comedian Tal Friedman interviews survivors (even having a beer with two of them in a bar!), who shed light on the profundity and importance of keeping laughter alive, even in the bleakest and most horrific of circumstances.
You can watch the film anytime between May 23rd and May 30th.
3G Discussion Group led by Ellen Bachner Greenberg
Wednesdays, May 26 - June 16, 2021 | 7:30-9:00pm ET | Virtual Event (Zoom)
This is a 4-week series limited to 10 participants.
Cost: $50 per person