To Steal a March on God


A play based on the author's 1976 interviews with Marek Edelman, the last living survivor of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising as well as on his 1945 memoir. The drama is structured in five sections, the opening and closing are set at a ceremony celebrating the anniversary of the famous ghetto revolt. The three other sections are based on the interviews with the survivor, now a doctor, and use flashbacks to recount the actions of the twenty-four-year-old resistance fighter.
Format: Drama



For additional reading, see Gene A. Plunka Staging Holocaust Resistance. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012, pp. 54–61.

Original or Prominent Production: Popular, Theater, Warsaw, May 1980
Original Source Material: Interview with Marek Edelman (b. 1921), one of the surviving leaders of the Jewish Fighting Organization in the Warsaw Ghetto. First published in the Warsaw based monthly Odra (1976), it appeared a year later in book form under the title Zdazyc przed Panem Bogiem (first published in English as Shielding the Flame and later as To Outwit God).
Nationality of Author:
Original Language: Polish
English Language Translator: Jadwiga Kosicka

Taylor and Francis, 1996.

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