National Jewish Theater Foundation – Holocaust Theater Catalog

The Holocaust Theater Catalog is a component of the National Jewish Theater Foundation/Holocaust Theater International Initiative at the University of Miami, Sue and Leonard Miller Center for Contemporary Judaic Studies. Its Holocaust Theater Research goal is to fill an existing void in Holocaust awareness by providing a critically needed entryway to the intersection of theater arts, education and Holocaust scholarship. The selected theater works from 1933 to the present are included regardless of production history, publishing status, language or judgment as to artistic merit. Over 950 plays are represented by title, author, synopsis and other relevant entries including, whenever possible, information that will direct the user to resources that provide access to the complete theatrical work. Through the unique power of theater and the use of technology, this international initiative strives to bring together diverse communities to engage on issues pertaining to the Holocaust at a critical time when our first and immediate connection to these atrocities, the living survivor, is quickly disappearing.

It is our sincere hope that the utilization of these select theater works in education and production will inspire all to keep alive the lessons of the Holocaust and provide an artistically driven moral compass for future generations.

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Currently the Holocaust Theater Catalog has chronicled over 950 theater works from around the world relating to the Holocaust. Whether you are a theater artist, educator, student, museum/memorial official or interested member of the public, it is our wish that we serve as a valuable tool and resource.
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HTC Insights

Views, reference and research of interest.

A Personal Welcome to the Holocaust Theater Catalog

A Message from Arnold Mittelman After a career in not-for-profit and commercial theater spanning more than 40 years I was honored in 2007 to found the National Jewish Theater / Foundation and in 2010 to assume leadership of its Holocaust Theater International...

Many Questions and a Few Answers

by Robert Skloot 2022 NJTF HTII Lifetime Achievement Award AHO Winter Conference, Miami, FL I’d like to begin my remarks by asking the question that all of us have been asked often: “Why do you do the work you do?” There are, of course, many answers, but I’d imagine...