Obscura Society NYC: The Secret Of Priest’s Grotto


ACME Studios, Williamsburg


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Obscura Society NYC: The Secret Of Priest’s Grotto

A veteran cave explorer shares one of his gripping discoveries

"A forgotten story of courage, loyalty, and survival."

- National Geographic
A natural wonder (a 75-mile long cave) doubled as a Holocaust hideout for Ukrainian Jews in 1942. Giving a whole new meaning to going underground, the Stermer family retreated to the labyrinth in Ukraine’s Gypsum Giant cave system in order to avoid the fate of their fellow countrymen. After the fall of the Soviet Union, cave explorer Christos Nicola stumbled upon it, fueling a 20-year fascination with the compelling tale. He’ll be on hand to discuss the moving story in detail along with the New York Obscura Society. Reserved seating. Over 21s only.

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