Nine Suitcases


Adapted for stage from Béla Zsolt’s memoir of his experiences in the ghetto of Nagyvarad and as a forced laborer in the Ukraine during World War II. Describes the persecution and suffering of Hungarian Jews under Nazi and Hungarian Fascist rule, and depicts the lengths human beings will go in extreme circumstances to escape death.
Format: One-man play
Cast Size: 1M


Original or Prominent Production: Edinburgh Fringe Festival, UK, 2011; Mercury Theatre Wales, Cardiff, UK, 2012.
Original Source Material: Adapted for theatre from the Holocaust memoirs of Béla Zsolt.
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Original Language: English
English Language Translator: Zsolt’s book was translated from Hungarian into English by Ladislaus Löb.

Nine Suitcases by Béla Zsolt is published by Random House.

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