The Battle of the Warsaw Ghetto


Written for the American Jewish Committee for a 1943 Yom Kippur radio program and based on materials from the Committee's files, the radio drama chronicles the horrors of ghetto life from its beginnings until its liquidation and the Jewish revolt. The experiences are recounted by the fictional ghetto inhabitant and play's narrator Isaac Davidson, whose family is imprisoned in the ghetto. The radio drama opens and closes with a cantor chanting the haunting "El Mole Rachamim," a traditional prayer for the dead.
Format: Radio play



For additional reading, see Gene A. Plunka Staging Holocaust Resistance. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012, pp. 51–54.

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Original Language: English

New York, Toronto, Farrar & Rinehart, Inc. (c1945)

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