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The soap myth

Author: Jeff CohenGreg MullaveyAndi PotamkinDonald CorrenDee PelletierAll authors
Publisher: New York City : National Jewish Theater Foundation, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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.
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Genre/Form: Drama
Feature films
Personal narratives Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Jeff Cohen; Greg Mullavey; Andi Potamkin; Donald Corren; Dee Pelletier; Ron Kopp; Irving Roth; Michael Berenbaum; Brana Gurewitsch; Arnold Mittelman; Eliana Alvarez Martinez; Blanca Zanini; Jimmy Burke; Morris Spitzer; David G Marwell; National Jewish Theater Foundation.; Burke/Cohen Entertainment.
OCLC Number: 839547702
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.).
Credits: 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.
Cast: Greg Mullavey, Andi Potamkin, Donald Corren, Dee Pelletier.
Description: 1 videodisc (134 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Other Titles: National Jewish Theater Foundation/National Jewish Theater, Arnold Mittelman, producing artistic director, presents
Responsibility: a play by Jeff Cohen ; produced by National Jewish Theater Foundation/Holocaust Theater Archive International Initiative in association with Burke/Cohen Entertainment.

Abstract:

"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.

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