Jana Zimmer interview with on Newsmakers with Jerry Roberts: Now Streaming

Jana Zimmer on Newsmakers with Jerry Roberts

Jerry Roberts, former journalist and executive at the San Francisco Chronicle and political analyst for KCRW-FM, recently interviewed the author and artist behind Chocolates from Tangier: A Holocaust replacement child’s memoir of art and transformation, Jana Zimmer. The documentary “Citizen McCaw” chronicles his nearly 50 years in the news business and valiant efforts to promote ethical journalism. He co-founded “Newsmakers,” the platform in which Zimmer was interviewed, with these ethos in mind, as a place to highlight local politics, arts and culture in Santa Barbara, California.

Roberts describes Zimmer’s book as: “Multi-layered, emotionally compelling and deeply personal, it not only describes in words the histories, objects and insights she gathered from decades of research — searching and seeking to know, understand and absorb the ways her life has been shaped by the Shoah — but also presents color reproductions of collages, prints and other artwork she made over the past quarter-century, when language proved inadequate in expressing her found truth.”

Watch the full podcast above, or click here for Roberts’ write-up. More information and images from Zimmer’s art memoir can be found here.