The Grey Zone

Author(s): Tim Blake Nelson
A group of Hungarian Jews are recruited to be Sonderkommandos, prisoners who assist the Nazis in gassing other Jews with the promise that they will not be killed. They soon realize that they, too, will be gassed and begin to plot blowing up the crematoria with smuggled explosives. However, when they find a young girl still alive among the corpses, they struggle to decide what to do with her. Caught by the SS, the girl along with all but one Sonderkommando are killed. He is left to question his moral decisions.
Format: Drama
Cast Size:7M/1F

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Original or Prominent Production:
MCC Theater, New York, 1996
Nationality of Author: U.S.
Original Language: English
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