A Bouquet of Alpine Violets


A stage adaptation of Mary Berg’s diary to mark the 43rd anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising of 1943. Berg’s diary, which preceded the famous Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank, depicts daily life and death in the Warsaw ghetto through the eyes of a teenage girl. Possessing American citizenship saved the Berg family from the fate of millions of Eastern European Jews. Along with other foreign citizens, they were held in Pawiak, the Warsaw prison, before being sent to a camp in France, and then sailing to the U.S. as part of a German prisoner of war exchange. But while in the ghetto and the Warsaw prison, Berg witnessed firsthand the horrors of life there, which she recorded in notebooks and brought with her to the U.S.
Format: Drama


Original or Prominent Production: Warsaw, April 1986.
Original Source Material: Mary Berg’s diary, serialized in American newspapers in 1944 and published as a book, Warsaw Ghetto: A Diary, in 1945.
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Original Language: Polish

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