The Cannibals [Die Kannibalen]


Two survivors and sons of camp inmates relive an act of cannibalism that occurred in the camp. The sons of concentration camp victims come together and act out the horrific fates of their fathers; they do with two survivors in attendance. As the children deal with the circumstances of their parents, they recognize the unfathomable moral dilemmas—including cannibalism—confronting camp prisoners.
Format: Drama
Cast Size: 14M



For additional reading, see Gene A. Plunka, Holocaust Drama: The Theater of Atrocity, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009, pp. 244–251.
See also Robert Skloot, “Staying Ungooselike: The Holocaust and the Theatre of Choice,” in Jewish Theatre: A Global View, ed. Edna Nahshon (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2009), pp. 241–255.

Original or Prominent Production: The American Place Theatre, New York, October 17, 1968
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Original Language: English

In The Theatre of the Holocaust, v. 1, Robert Skloot, ed., University of Wisconsin Press, 1983