Auschwitz Oratorio


The play depicts the horrors of the Auschwitz maternity barracks through the use of a female chorus speaking in verse and a prisoner who serves as a midwife. The midwife recounts the details of infants drowned, bodies fed to rats, infants with Aryan features being taken for adoption, and newborns starved to death because their malnourished mothers are unable to breast-feed.
Format: Verse drama


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Original Language: Polish
English Language Translator: Unpublished English translation by A.M Furdyna

Published in Polish in 1970:
Oratorium oswieimskie; rapsod teatraln, Warsaw, Pax, 1970.

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