Holocaust Documentary Play: Yizkor
TWO PERFORMANCES: FRIDAY 1 FEBRUARY 2019, 2PM & 6PM
Developed with the support of the Imperial War Museum Fellowship in Holocaust Education
‘The best play about the Holocaust that I have ever seen....accurate, moving, engaging and relevant’
Ruth-Anne Lenga, Institute of Education
Head of Holocaust Education Development Programme
Following on from the tremendous success of previous the tours of YIZKOR, we are delighted to announce that this important documentary play will be visiting Keele University on Friday 1 February 2019.
Yizkor follows the experiences of two teenagers Ariella and Moshe between May 1939 and May 1944. The play has been written using witness and survivor testimonies of teenagers during the Holocaust, therefore every word that is heard is authentic and accurate. Throughout the play the voices of Ibi and Waldemar Ginsburg, two Holocaust survivors who worked with the New Vic to develop the play are heard.
The play is set in a Shtetl in Eastern Europe and allows audiences to gain and important insight into a way of life, a culture and religion that was wiped out as a result of the Holocaust. It helps us to understand the human story behind the unfathomable facts and figures, and the way the ordinary people’s lives are effected by discrimination and racial hatred.
'This stunning production set in an age of persecution and intolerance has a message of survival and courage which will resonate with young and old alike' John Fisher Jewish Telegraph
Suitable for ages 13 and upward.
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- Keele University Chapel
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- 01782 734340