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From the first settlements through today, Jewish families and individuals have been central to building Las Vegas. Entrepreneurs, risk-takers, pioneers, professionals, community leaders—the lives of Southern Nevada's Jewish people reveal multiple facets of our region's dynamic history. The UNLV University Libraries' Southern Nevada Jewish Heritage Project will ensure these diverse stories survive and enrich future generations.



A Place of Hope: The Story of the Warsaw Ghetto Remembrance Garden, 2017

This documentary is about the Warsaw Remembrance Garden at Temple Beth Sholom in Las Vegas, Nevada. The film is written, produced, and directed by Ben Huber. It provides the historical context of the Warsaw ghetto during World War II and tells Henry Kronberg’s and Ben Lesser’s personal stories of survival. Barbara Tabach was a consultant on the film and the off-screen interviewer to whom Henry tells his story. Mark Scheiner is executive producer and Robert Machado is director of photography.




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