Fortress [Festung]


A postmodernist representation of post-war Germany’s inability to deal with the Holocaust honestly in media and social communication. The play is structured as a pastiche of scenes that are not held together by a specific plot line and in two parts, the second being a dramatized talk show. There seem to be references to the Wannsee Conference, where the Final Solution became German policy, death camps, and post-war Germany’s reactions to the Shoah and its perpetrators.
Format: Drama


Original or Prominent Production: Schauspiel Frankfurt Theatre, Germany, 1992
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Original Language: German

Frankfurt-on-Main: Suhrkamp, 1993

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