Letters, Legacy & Family Lore of the Holocaust with Eleanor Reissa & Tod Rosenthal
Some of the most personal, poignant and powerful remembrances of the Holocaust can be found in the letters left behind. Director, actor and playwright Eleanor Reissa and composer and pianist Ted Rosenthal have both turned their parents’ World War II era letters respectively into a book (The Letters Project) and a jazz opera (Dear Erich). The resulting works are both heartfelt and heartbreaking looks at the Holocaust and refugee life for the surviving Jews who fled their homes. Rabbi Debra Cantor joins Reissa and Rosenthal to discuss these deeply personal works.