The Dentist

Rosi is a lonely 50-year-old physician who is coming to terms with her childhood as the daughter of a Holocaust survivor. She tells the story of her father at his graveside. He was arrested by the Gestapo and taken to Auschwitz where he was forced into the Sonderkommando unit. His experiences at the camp alienated him from his family. But before he dies, Rosi learns of her father's past and is able to forgive him.
Format: One-woman monologue
Cast Size:1F
Running Time: 70 minutes
Notes:

Contact Razia Israely: raziaisr@smile.net.il

Snapshot

Original or Prominent Production:
2006, Woman Festival Holon Theatre, Israel; 2009 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Original Source Material: Dr. Gideon Greif's book We Wept Without Tears: Testimonies of the Jewish Sonderkommando from Auschwitz.
Nationality of Author: Israeli
Original Language: English, and also performed in Hebrew
Experience(s) Chronicled: Survivors and Subsequent Generations

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