Tags: Greek Resistance

A Matter of Survival

Brief synopsis: A Matter of Survival takes place in Athens in September of 1943, during the round-up of Greek Jews by the Nazis. In the first act, the Cohens, an extended multi-generational family of Greek Jews, has to decide whether to register with the Nazis, join the Greek Resistance, or go into hiding, with each of the characters making different decisions. Act II shows the consequences of these decisions: Fanny and Leon, in hiding, watch Leon’s brother Isaac and Isaac’s wife Miriam get deported to Auschwitz; their children have left for the mountains to fight in the Resistance.