The Puppetmaster of Lodz [Le Marionnettiste de Lodz]


Samuel Finkelbaum, is a puppeteer who escaped from Birkenau near the end of World War II. Now, five years after liberation, he remains in hiding with his puppets, who speak for him about his Holocaust experiences and are his only real companions in his Berlin apartment. He refuses to believe his landlady when she tells him the war is over. Part of the reason for Finkelbaum’s hiding is that he continues to be in love with his wife who perished during the Holocaust and he refuses to accept her death.
Format: full-length dramatic comedy
Cast Size: 3M/1F



For additional reading, see Gene A. Plunka, Holocaust Drama: The Theater of Atrocity, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009, pp. 278–283.

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Original Language: French
English Language Translator: Sara O'Connor

Samuel French

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Samuel French

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