Hitler’s Childhood


Inspired by the writing of psychoanalyst Alice Miller, playwright Râdström focuses on Adolf Hitler’s dysfunctional childhood to offer insights into his progression to one of history’s most evil dictators.
Format: Drama
Cast Size: 2M/2F
Running time: 90 minutes



See also Voices: Plays for Studying the Holocaust, Janet E. Rubin (Scarecrow Press, 1999), a compilation of eight plays, including Hitler’s Childhood, along with related activities and resources for upper elementary, middle and high school students.

Original or Prominent Production: World premiere at Unga Klara, Stockholm, April 27, 1984; Gabriel Perry’s translation was performed at the Youth Vic in London after a U.K. tour. Also performed in the U.K. by the Oxford Stage Company, September 1995.
Nationality of Author:
Original Language: Swedish
English Language Translator: Frank Gabriel Perry