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Wartime Cabaret: Remaking Theatre from a Jewish Ghetto

Event details
Calendar   Speaking Engagements
Location Virtual
Date Wed, Apr 26, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Duration   1h

In 2017, two teams of artists from Australia and South Africa reimagined a cabaret created in 1943 by Jewish prisoners in the wartime ghetto at Terezín (Theresienstadt) in Czechoslovakia. Using video from both performances, Dr. Lisa Peschel, Associate Professor in Theatre at the University of York, will show how the artists used the archival traces of the original script to bring Terezín’s past into our present while engaging with deeply felt contemporary concerns.

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This event is part of the 2022-23 Harriet & Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Center (KHC) and National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Colloquium, “Trauma, Remembrance and Compassion.” The event is organized by the KHC and is co-sponsored by the Ray Wolpow Institute for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Crimes Against Humanity at Western Washington University; the Sam & Frances Fried Holocaust and Genocide Academy at the University of Nebraska at Omaha; the Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust and Humanity Center; and the Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights at Rutgers University.

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