Glenn Kurtz discovered an old family movie in his parents’ house. It dated from 1938, when his grandparents took a grand tour of Europe, visiting Paris, Rome, the Swiss Alps, and his grandfather’s hometown of Nasielsk – a Jewish village in Poland later destroyed during the Holocaust. Working with the three minutes of film his grandfather left behind, Kurtz was able to re-create the last happy days in Nasielsk before the Nazi occupation. Kurtz’s tenacious research and sensitive reporting make this book a gem. You can see the Monitor's full review of "Three Minutes in Poland" here.