Tags: deportation

My Mother’s Courage [Mutters Courage]

Based on the true story of the author’s mother’s experiences. Elsa is a 55-year-old Hungarian Jew who is rounded up and transported to Auschwitz. However, she argues her arrest was illegal and convinces authorities to transport her back to Budapest, where she survives the war.

The Men [Les Hommes]

Based on Delbo’s experiences, the play presents French women imprisoned prior to deportation in the period between 1942 and 1943. While separated from their men, who are often taken to execution, they decide to stage a comedy by Alfred de Musset, using the various skills of the imprisoned women, in order to take their minds of the horrific circumstances.