Holocaust Memorial Day 2015
Theatre in the Theresienstadt Ghetto: A First Performance of Newly Discovered Work
The World War II Jewish ghetto at Theresienstadt (in Czech, Terezín) was a site of great suffering and deprivation. It was also the site of a vibrant cultural life, initiated by the prisoners themselves. Many works of music and visual art were preserved, but most traces of the theatrical life of the ghetto were thought lost – until now.
Students from the University of York will perform a selection of newly discovered songs, scenes and a one-act play recently published in the anthology Performing Captivity, Performing Escape: Cabarets and Plays from the Terezín/Theresienstadt Ghetto (ed. Lisa Peschel).
For more information on the research that underpins this unique event, see http://www.york.ac.uk/research/themes/theatre-from-holocaust/