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In My Words with Dan Grunfeld

Presented by Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center at Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center, Maitland FL

Nov 02 2022
In My Words with Dan Grunfeld

By the Grace of the Game – The Holocaust, A Basketball Legacy, and an Unprecedented American Dream with author Dan Grunfeld

Dan’s talk recounts the incredible family journey told in his book By the Grace of the Game, which is a story of an ordinary family thrust into extraordinary circumstances. Surviving the horrors of the Holocaust, deceiving a brutal communist regime, and adapting to life as illiterate refugees caring for a dying son in New York City are only the beginning. The true improbability of this family story lies in the discovery of a game – the game of basketball – that unknowingly held the power to heal wounds, build bridges, and tie together generations of a fractured family.

If the magnitude of an American dream is measured by the intensity of the nightmare that came before and the heights of the triumph achieved after, then By the Grace of the Game recounts an American dream story of unprecedented scale. From the grips of the Nazis to the top of the Olympic podium, from the cheap seats to center stage at Madison Square Garden, from yellow stars to silver spoons, this striking family saga traverses the vast spectrum of the human experience to detail how perseverance, love, and legacy can survive through generations, carried on the shoulders of a simple and beautiful game, a vehicle no one could have predicted.

ADMISSION INFO

Free Admission

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Email: lnelson@holocaustedu.org

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INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*

  • Nov 2, 2022 at 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm (Wed)
* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.

LOCATION

Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center

851 North Maitland Avenue, Maitland, FL 32751

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