Meet the woman whose grandfather filmed 22 seconds of the event that changed history.
On November 22, 1963, Abraham Zapruder left his office hoping for a glimpse of President John F. Kennedy’s motorcade. A Russian Jewish immigrant who loved his home in America, Abraham was thrilled at the chance to see the young president in person – and perhaps be lucky enough to bring back a home movie. The 26 seconds of Zapruder’s footage depicting the JFK assassination is now iconic.
Alexandra Zapruder began her career on the founding staff of the United States Holocaust
Museum in Washington, DC. She is the author of Salvaged Pages: Young Writers’ Diaries of the Holocaust, which is a National Jewish Book award winner.