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Women, Theater, and the Holocaust for Yom HaShoah

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Calendar   Commemorations
Location Zoom
Date Thu, Apr 8, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Duration   1h

Remember the Women Institute presents a special "Women, Theater, and the Holocaust" commemorative event for Yom HaShoah.

The program features three original dramatic presentations about women and the Holocaust:

Renia & Arianka is a one-act play based on Renia’s Diary: A Holocaust Journal by Renia Spiegel with her sister, Elizabeth Bellak (Arianka Spiegel). The presentation is adapted and directed by Dr. Meghan Brodie, Associate Professor of Theater at Ursinus College, and performed as a concert reading by Ursinus Theater majors Emily Bradigan, Zara Tabackin, and Ali Wolf.

Here Lived (Hier wohnte) is a new short one-woman play by Cynthia L. Cooper. The play tells the story of a New Jersey woman searching for her family roots in Germany. She finds unexpected results from the Stolperstein project and the people there doing remembrance work. Professional actor Ginger Grace will present this reading.

Etty excerpts are performed by Susan Stein, who has adapted Dutch Holocaust victim Etty Hillesum’s words from her diary and performed versions of this one-woman play internationally. Etty's words, insights, and beliefs reach out from the Holocaust and allow us to see the power of hope and individual thought in the most extreme circumstances.

Dr. Rochelle G. Saidel, Founder and Executive Director, will discuss Remember the Women Institute’s Women, Theater, and the Holocaust Resource Handbook.

Registration for this free webinar is limited. Register here.

Remember the Women Institute is proud to participate in the 2021 7th annual National Jewish Theater Foundation Holocaust Theater International Initiative - Remembrance Readings.

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