April 30, 2006

Broadcast Date: 
Apr 30 2006

A new documentary, The Tribe, explores Jewish identity; a new Jewish literary quarterly Guilt and Pleasure, featuring a reading by novelist Lara Vapnyar; and Forgiving Dr. Mengele, the story of an Holocaust survivor and former "Mengele twin" [Audio forthcoming.]


Episode segments
  • The Tribe
    Tiffany Schlain, director of The Tribe
    Esther Kaplan and Marilyn Kleinberg Neimark

    A short film screening at the Tribeca Film Festival that explores contempory Jewish identity through the Jewish origins of the Barbie doll.

  • Guilt & Pleasure
    Mireille Silicoff, editor, Guilt & Pleasure; Lara Vapnyar, author, Memoirs of a Muse; contributor, Guilt & Pleasure
    Esther Kaplan and Marilyn Kleinberg Neimark

    Discussion of Guilt & Pleasure, a new literary journal that includes Jewish popular history, visual art, fiction, and nonfiction

  • Forgiving Dr. Mengele
    Holocaust, Film
    Bob Hercules, co-director and co-producer, Forgiving Dr. Mengele
    Esther Kaplan and Marilyn Kleinberg Neimark

    A film exploring the journey of Eva Mozes Kor, a subject along with her twin sister of Dr. Joseph Mengele's experimentation at Auschwitz, as she seeks to move on from her past