Last Witnesses [Die Letzten Zeugen]


A spoken word theater piece representing the last survivors and witnesses of the Holocaust. Seven survivors share their experiences and stories of persecution and betrayal. Young actors read their testimonies while images of the Holocaust are projected on a screen behind them. The survivors themselves also appear on stage, seated behind a scrim, including the author’s mother Schoschana Rabinovici. At the end of the performance, the audience is invited to meet and speak with the survivors as way to educate younger generations.
Format: Spoken word performance
Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes


Original or Prominent Production: 2013 premiere in Vienna followed by performances in over 20 cities, including Hamburg, Salzburg, Berlin and Dresden. In the United States, the play was performed in truncated form in New York and Washington, D.C., in 2016. The piece has also been performed in Argentina and Israel.
Original Source Material: Survivor testimonies.
Nationality of Author: |
Original Language: German