The Promised Land

Author(s): Nini Etlinger
This two act drama is derived from Bertolt Brecht's ballad The Children's Crusade, which chronicles the travels and struggles of 150 children who search for peace throughout war ravaged Poland and who all die doing so. The play opens with the execution of two elderly peasants and a young wife and husband, whose infant child has died of starvation, by Nazi soldiers; their ten-year-old daughter leaves her hiding place and finds their bodies. She is joined by a fifteen-year-old boy whose parents were also killed. And so begins the organizing and journey of the children. Throughout the play, parts of Brecht's original work are heard delivered by an unseen narrator.
Format: Drama

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Nationality of Author: U.S.
Original Language: English
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Jewish Quarterly

Experience(s) Chronicled: Escape

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