Press contact: Craig D'Ooge, Library of Congress (202) 707-9189
Public contact: Keli Hogan, Andrew Freedman Public Relations (860) 868-6268

October 29, 2002

MEDIA ADVISORY

American Folklife Center of the Library of Congress to Receive Extensive Collection of Historical Documentation from Vanished Jewish Community At Oct. 30 Ceremony

What:
The official presentation of the Luboml Collection of photographs and artifacts to the Library of Congress

Where:
Office of the Librarian
Room LM 608
Library of Congress James Madison Memorial Building
101 Independence Ave. S.E.
Washington, D.C.

When:
Wednesday, Oct. 30, 3 p.m.

Who:
Librarian of Congress James H. Billington

Ron Steinman and Eileen Douglas, executive producers, "Luboml: My Heart Remembers" His Excellency Przemyslaw Grudzinski, Ambassador of the Republic of Poland to the United States

Interviews:
Contact Keli Hogan (Hogan.k@snet.net) at Andrew Freedman Public Relations for access and interviews, (860) 868-6268.

Background:
The Luboml Collection is a unique compilation of photographs, photographic negatives, videotaped oral histories, manuscripts, maps, letters and other materials that richly document life in the Jewish community of Luboml, Poland (now in Ukraine), before World War II. His Excellency Przemyslaw Grudzinski, Ambassador of the Republic of Poland to the United States, will participate.

That evening, the documentary "Luboml: My Heart Remembers" will be screened in the Library's Mary Pickford Theater at 7 p.m. A reception, beginning at 6:30 pm. will precede and follow the screening. The film, which is slated for national broadcast, savors everyday life in this small Polish market town through the intimacies of historic photographs and the reminiscences of former residents. The documentary's intent is to honor every life extinguished by human hatred and to point out that people are individuals before they become victims.

Following the screening, the producers, Ron Steinman, former NBC News Bureau Chief in Saigon, Hong Kong and London and Eileen Douglas, former news anchor for 1010 WINS Radio in New York City, will take questions from the audience.

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PR 02-157
10/29/02
ISSN 0731-3527

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