Hana’s Suitcase


A group of Japanese children wish to find out the story of the girl whose name is painted on an old battered suitcase from the Auschwitz Museum. It brings to light the life and fate of two Jewish children who lived in Czechoslovakia during the Nazi occupation. The play takes place between two time frames: Tokyo in 2000, when the children of the Holocaust Education Centre and its director, Fumiko Ishioka, began their search into the identity of Hana Brady; and Czechoslovakia in the 1930s and 40s, where Hana lived with her family, and ultimately became a victim of the Nazis.
Cast Size: 8M/F



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Original or Prominent Production: Lorraine Kimsa Theatre for Young People, Toronto, Canada, March 2006. US premiere at Metro Theater Company, St. Louis, January 2007.
Original Source Material: Based on Karen Levine's radio documentary and book Hana's Suitcase.
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Original Language: English

Karen Levine’s book Hana’s Suitcase and Emil Sher’s play Hana’s Suitcase on Stage both published by Second Story Press.

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