Lemkin’s House


In 1944, Raphael Lemkin, a Polish-Jewish lawyer invented the word “genocide” and spent his life fighting to have it recognized as an international crime. The play portrays Lemkin in the afterlife, decades after his death, weighing his accomplishments against his guilt for deserting his family.
Format: Drama
Cast Size: 3M/2F
Running time: 80–90 minutes


Original or Prominent Production: 2005 U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, DC; 2005 Season Kamerni Teatar 55, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Roxy Art House, Edinburgh, Scotland; 2006 Season, 78th Street Theatre Lab, New York, New York; 2006 McGinn-Cazale Theatre, New York, New York; Producers: Vital Theatre Co. & Body Politic Theater; 2007 Season, Rideau de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
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Original Language: English
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