Courage Untold


A docudrama that chronicles the 1944 prisoners' uprising. The first act details the preparations for the revolt—the smuggling of gunpowder from the camp's arms factory by women working there to the Sonderkommando who oversee the gassing of prisoners and the property left behind by those gassed. The revolt is successful in destroying some of the death machinery. However, in the second act, one of the conspirators betrays colleagues. Yet, those who are captured and face torture and death exhibit great courage and resilience, particularly the protagonist Roza Robota and her female compatriots.
Format: Drama



For additional reading, see Gene A. Plunka Staging Holocaust Resistance. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012, pp. 89–102.

Original or Prominent Production: Avenue Theater, Chicago, January 13, 1990
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Original Language: English

Typescript can be found in the archives at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, DC.

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