Korczak’s Children

Author(s): Michael Brady
The play chronicles the selfless acts of Janusz Korczak, the teacher and director of the Warsaw Ghetto. Korczak strove to give the children a sense of normalcy in the horrific ghetto and eventually chose to leave with them for the Treblinka death camp. Another character in Brady's drama is Emmanuel Ringelblum whose writings, and those of others in a group he led, survived the Holocaust and provide insight into life in the Warsaw Ghetto.
Format: Drama
Cast Size:9M/4F
Notes:

For additional reading, see Robert Skloot, The Darkness We Carry: The Drama of the Holocaust (Madison, University of Wisconsin Press, 1988), pp. 27–30. See also, Gene A. Plunka Staging Holocaust Resistance. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012, pp. 194–200.

Snapshot

Original or Prominent Production:
Boston College University Theater, 1982
Nationality of Author: U.S.
Original Language: English
Production Rights Holder:

Broadway Play Publishing

Experience(s) Chronicled: The Ghettos

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