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Holocaust Memorial Day 2015

  • Date and time: Thursday 29 January 2015, 7.30pm
  • Location: Upstage Centre Youth Theatre, 41-43 Monkgate, York, YO31 7PB
  • Admission: Tickets are free but must be booked online:

Event details

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