'The Mischlinge Exposè': A live documentary with pianist Carolyn Enger

Internationally celebrated American pianist Carolyn Enger will present her live documentary “The Mischlinge Exposè” at 5 p.m. Aug. 1 in the Campus Center Theatre.

Carolyn Enger

The event is free and open to the public. Seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The documentary details a little-known aspect of the Holocaust — the Mischlinge, which is a derogatory Nazi term for those neither fully Jewish or fully Aryan. The documentary will interweave video and audio testimony from Enger’s godmother and her father — who were both labeled Mischling by the Nazis — with Enger playing live the music of composers from the salon period who converted to Christianity in the decades before the war, and works reacting to questions of identity after the war.

Through the telling of her family’s story, Enger illustrates what it was like to be between worlds in Germany in the first half of the 20th century, and she encourages empathy, tolerance and engagement by addressing universally significant issues of identity and inclusion.

Enger has an active performance schedule on two continents, including recent performances at The National Gallery in Oslo, Norway, and Baruch College in New York. She’s also performed at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.

The concert is sponsored by Stockton University’s Sara and Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center and the New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education. Call the center at 609-652-4699 for questions.