"The Miracle in the Warsaw Ghetto"

The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF) will present a staged reading of "The Miracle in the Warsaw Ghetto" (Der Nes In Geto), which tells the story of the historic Warsaw Ghetto Uprising through one family and their neighbors. Written by H. Leivick and directed by Motl Didner, this play will be performed in Yiddish with English subtitles.

Tickets are free, but attendees should RSVP. 

This presentation is part of NYTF’s season of “Spiritual Resistance,” which features artistic and theatrical works that explore themes of struggle against oppression. The programming — which includes "Hannah Senesh," running now through August 18 — provides artistic expression concurrent with the exhibition "Auschwitz: Not long ago. Not far away." being presented at the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust.

Remarkably, this play was written and produced in New York in the fall of 1944, just 18 months after the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, and ran for 20 weeks. It is an historic dramatic account of the brave resistance of a small group of Jews who kept an implacable enemy at bay for 30 days. Declaring to the word, “Mir Zaynen Do!” (We Are Here!), these fighters made an indelible impact on Jewish history and world history, before falling to the overwhelming firepower of the Nazis.

Featuring Bob Ader, Motl Didner, I.W. Firestone, Lauriel Friedman, Jacob Harran, Maya Jacobson, Richard Kass, Moshe Lobel, Joseph M. Mace, Carolyn Seiff, Doug Shapiro, Max Sterling, Steve Sterner, Josh Henry Sussman, and Suzanne Toren.

WHEN

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 7:00pm

EVENT LOCATION

Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust New York City, NY 10280

CONTACT PERSON

Steve Ross

MAIN EVENT PHONE

212-213-2120

EXTENSION

200

PRICING INFORMATION

Free

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