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    World War II Photographs

    Alex Kershaw, author of The Liberator spoke with 92-year-old photographer Tony Vaccaro, who smuggled his portable 35mm camera onto the battlefield during World War II and created intimate…

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    Book Discussion on The War on Women in Israel

    Elana Maryles Sztokman, former executive director of the Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance (JOFA), talked about her book, The War on Women in Israel: A Story of Religious Radicalism and the…

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    Book Discussion on Explaining Hitler and The Zone of Interest

    Ron Rosenbaum talked about the updated edition of his book, Explaining Hitler: The Search for the Origins of His Evil, about the many theories of how Adolf Hitler formed his ideologies and…

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    Book Discussion on Timeless

    Lucinda Franks talked about her book, Timeless: Love, Morgenthau, and Me, in which she recalls her marriage to Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau. In her book, the author remembers the…

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    New York Jews in the Age of Immigration

    Co-authors Annie Polland and Daniel Soyer talked about their book, Emerging Metropolis: New York Jews in the Age of Immigration 1840-1920. Using photographs and first person accounts, they…

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    Ethics of Embedded Journalism

    Photojournalists, reporters, and academic scholars talked about the ethics of “embedded” journalists working with military units. They also told descriptive stories of working as journalists in Afghanistan, Iraq, Colombia,…

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    History of the Statue of Liberty

    Edward Berenson, author of Statue of Liberty: A Transatlantic Story, talked about the beginnings, controversies and changing meanings of the national monument. He was interviewed by Melissa Martens and…

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    Book Discussion on Crossing Mandelbaum Gate

    Pulitzer Prize-winning author Kai Bird talks about growing up in the Middle East(Israel, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Lebanon) at a time when the roots of the modern Arab-Israeli conflict…

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    Ariel Dorfman in Conversation with Gabriel Sanders

    Ariel Dorfman talked about his life and work in art and politics. A Chilean-American poet, novelist, playwright, human rights activist, he was part of Salvador Allende’s government in Chile…

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    Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Jewish, Christian, Muslim, and Buddhist leaders held an interfaith discussion that focused on the relationship between spiritual practice and social change. They talked about the lessons of…

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    Racially Disciminative Laws Through History

    Panelists examined the persecution of and cooperation between blacks and Jews in a program “Racial Laws: Nuremberg and Jim Crow.” They discussed whether a shared suffering under anti-minority…

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    Book Discussion on We Remember with Reverence and Love

    Hasia Diner talked about her book We Remember with Reverence and Love: American Jews and the Myth of Silence after the Holocaust, 1945-1962 (NYU Press; April 1, 2009). Professor Diner…

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    Book Discussion on Kasztner's Train

    Anna Porter talked about her book Kasztner’s Train: The True Story of an Unknown Hero of the Holocaust. The book tells the story of Rezso Kasztner who arranged for a train to transport 1,684 Jews…

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    Book Discussion on Rutka's Notebooks

    Rutka’s Notebook: A Voice from the Holocaust (Time / Yad Vashem, April 28, 2008), is the diary of Rutka Laskier, a fourteen-year old Jewish girl who lived in Poland in 1943. Prior to her family’s…

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    Book Discussion on Leni: The Life and Work of Leni Riefenstahl

    Steven Bach was interviewed on stage before an audience. He talked about his book Leni: The Life and Work of Leni Riefenstahl, published by Knopf. German filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl is best known for her documentary…

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    Book Discussion on Inside of Time

    Ruth Gruber talked about her memoir Inside of Time: My Journey From Alaska to Israel, published by Carroll and Graf Publishers. It is the sequel to her earlier memoir, Ahead of Time. In an…