Shtetl Stories: Remembering Jewish Lithuania


Centropa, a Vienna-based Jewish historical institute, interviewed more than 1,200 elderly Jews in 15 European countries. The oldest living members of the communities were asked to tell their stories and share their old family photos as a means of preserving the memory of a world destroyed during the Holocaust. Commissioned by Centropa and adapted and directed by Ali Viterbi, Shtetl Stories: Remembering Jewish Lithuania presents the collected Lithuanian stories. The production is accompanied by a musician, as old family photos float up behind the actors, and the world of the shtetl is presented decade by decade, story by story.
Format: Full-length play


Original or Prominent Production: The Miller Theater at Columbia University, New York, NY, June 20, 2016.
Original Source Material: Accounts and old photos given by European Jewish survivors of the Holocaust.
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Original Language: English
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Ali Viterbi