Throne of Straw

An epic play that employs music and song to tell the tale of Chaim Rumkowski, the leader of the Lodz Ghetto Judenrat, who is manipulated by the Nazis into the moral quandary of having to decide whether to give up some Jews to possibly save others.
Format: Historical drama
Notes:

For additional reading, see Gene A. Plunka, Holocaust Drama: The Theater of Atrocity, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009, pp. 202–209.

Snapshot

Original or Prominent Production:
Odyssey Theater, Los Angeles, 1976
Nationality of Author: U.S.
Original Language: English
Publisher:

Boson Books. Also in Theatre of the Holocaust, v. 1, ed, Robert Skloot, University of Wisconsin Press, 1983.

Experience(s) Chronicled: The Ghettos

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