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The soap myth / a play by Jeff Cohen ; produced by National Jewish Theater Foundation/Holocaust Theater Archive International Initiative in association with Burke/Cohen Entertainment.

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    Summary
    "A young journalist explores the controversy surrounding the Nazi atrocity of making soap from the fat of murdered Jews, weighing a holocaust survivor's eye-witness testimony against scholars' insistence on evidentiary fact as a primary criteria and the pressures imposed by historical "revisionists"--I.e. anti-Semitic holocaust deniers. The play explores how history itself is determined."--"Soap Myth" website.

    Bonus documentary: "I will refuse to bubble: history and theater in defiance" (50 min.). Documentary film by Ron Kopp, interviews produced and conducted by Arnold Mittelman. Speakers included playwright and author of "The Soap Myth": Jeff Cohen ; survivor and director of the Holocaust Resource Center: Irving Roth ; Former Project Director and former Director of the Research Institute of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and former President and CEO of Shoah Visual History Foundation: Michael Berenbaum ; Archivist/Curator, Museum of Jewish Heritage: Bonnie Gurewitsch ; "Milton Saltzman" in "The Soap Myth" : actor, Greg Mullavey ; President & Producing Artistic Director: National Jewish Theater/Foundation and stage director and codirector of "The Soap Myth" play and film: Arnold Mittelman ; filmmaker, co-director of "The Soap Myth" film: Ron Kopp ; "Annie" in "The Soap Myth": actor, Andi Potamkin; and Director and CEO of the Museum of Jewish Heritage: David G. Marwell.
    Variant Title
    National Jewish Theater Foundation/National Jewish Theater, Arnold Mittelman, producing artistic director, presents
    Format
    Video
    Published
    New York City : National Jewish Theater Foundation, [2013]
    ©2013
    Other Authors/Editors
    Cohen, Jeff.
    Mullavey, Greg, 1939-
    Potamkin, Andi.
    Corren, Donald.
    Pelletier, Dee.
    Kopp, Ron.
    Roth, Irving, 1929-
    Berenbaum, Michael, 1945-
    Gurewitsch, Brana, 1941-
    Mittelman, Arnold.
    Martinez, Eliana Alvarez.
    Zanini, Blanca.
    Burke, James Charles.
    Spitzer, Morris.
    Marwell, David G. (David George)
    National Jewish Theater Foundation.
    Burke/Cohen Entertainment.
    Notes
    Based on experiences of Morris Spitzer.
    Film (82 min.), c2012, introduced by Michael Berenbaum. -- Bonus documentary: I will refuse to bubble: history and theater in defiance (50 min.). -- "The Soap Myth" film trailer (2 min.).
    Original theatrical production director, Arnold Mittelman ; film version directors, Ron Kopp and Arnold Mittelman ; writer, Jeff Cohen ; cinematographer, Eliana Alvarez Martinez ; editor, Blanca Zanini ; associate producers, Jeff Cohen & Jimmy Burke.
    Greg Mullavey, Andi Potamkin, Donald Corren, Dee Pelletier.
    DVD.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Physical Description
    1 videodisc (134 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.

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