He won the Oscar last year for his role in Roman Polanski's The Pianist. He played Wladyslaw Szpilman, the Polish Pianist and Holocaust survivor. The Pianist is now out on DVD. Brody's other films include Summer of Sam, The Thin Red Line, Restaurant and The Affair of the Necklace. He's now starring in Dummy. This show first aired on Sept. 17, 2003.
This year marked the 50th Anniversary of the uprising in the Warsaw Ghetto. Terry talks with Rafael Scharf, one of the founders of "The Jewish Quarterly," a London literary and political magazine. He's compiled a new book of photographs, "In The Warsaw Ghetto Summer 1941," (Aperture). The photographs were all taken one summer day in 1941 by German soldier and have never been published before. He also has papers and diaries from the Ghetto which document daily life there. Scharf was born in Poland, but left the country shortly before World War II.
Critic Maureen Corrigan reviews an English translation of the novel, "The Beautiful Mrs. Seidenman," by Polish writer Andrzej Szczypiorski. Although it was a bestseller in Europe, the novel was banned in Poland because of the writer's involvement with Solidarity. With the recent political changes, Szczypiorski's book is now published in Poland and in July he was elected to the Polish Senate.