Der Führer (And the Great Lie He Borrowed)


Written under the auspices of the Writers' War Board, the leading privately run domestic propaganda organization during World War II which allowed writers to assist with the war effort, this drama written for radio explains the development and insanity of Nazi anti-Semitism by tracing its history back to the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, a hoax published in Russia in 1903, that purported to reveal the Jewish plot for global domination.
Format: Radio play



For supporting material see Goldfarb, Alvin “The Holocaust on the Air: The Radio Plays of the Writer’s War Board,” Journal of American Drama and Theatre, v. 8, no. 2 (Spring 1996), pp. 48–58.

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Original Language: English

Typescript available in the theatre research division of the Lincoln Center Library for the Performing Arts.