Resort 76


A play, based on the novella A Cat in the Ghetto by Auschwitz survivor Rachmil Bryks, is set in a carpet factory in the Lodz Ghetto prior to its destruction. The play focuses on Blaustein, the head of the factory and a variety of characters working under Blaustein who are struggling to survive.
Format: Drama
Cast Size: 6M/5F



Shimon Wincelberg was born in Kiel, Germany, but became an American television writer and Broadway playwright.
For additional reading, see Gene A. Plunka, Holocaust Drama: The Theater of Atrocity, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009, pp. 209–216.

Read also Insights page On Resort 76: Jewish Drama and Putting the Audience Through a Difficult Evening By Bruce Cohen, MFA – the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater

Original or Prominent Production: Premiere, then titled A Cat in the Ghetto, at Whole Theatre Company, Montclair, New Jersey, 1967/77 season; Raven Theatre West, Chicago, 2007; University of Wisconsin – Whitewater, Theatre and Dance Department, 2019.
Original Source Material: Based on A Cat in the Ghetto, a novella by Rachmil Bryks
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Original Language: German

In The Theatre of the Holocaust, v. 1, Robert Skloot, ed., University of Wisconsin Press, 1983

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