The Second Life of Tatenberg Camp [La Seconde existence du camp de Tatenberg]


Ilya Moissevitch, who travels with a fair and owns a musical robot, is a survivor of the fictional concentration camp Tatenberg. Also a member of the fiar is Hildegarde Frolick, whose husband was a German soldier executed for desertion. In her puppet theatre, she presents versions of her husband’s death. The play also focuses on Moissevitch’s confusion regarding the events in Tatenberg, his guilt as a survivor, and the continuing impact of the fictional camp experiences on his life.
Format: Drama



For additional reading, see Gene A. Plunka, Holocaust Drama: The Theater of Atrocity, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009, pp. 309–317.

Original or Prominent Production: Théâtre des Célestines, Lyon, April 13, 1962. Theatre Garage, Geneva, Switzerland, 1993, directed by Eric Salama.
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Original Language: French
English Language Translator: Joseph Long

Armand Gatti: Three Plays published by Sheffield Academic Press (Bloomsbury), 2000.

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