Tags: Heinrich Himmler

Eve of Retirement [Von dem Ruhestand]

The continuing belief in Nazi ideals in current day Germany is represented through a family’s continuing celebration of the birthday of Heinrich Himmler (1900–1945), the leader of the SS. Bernhard also suggests that major German political and social figures in present day society remain strong believers in Nazi values.


Cornelius Schnauber’s “Heydrich/Hitler/Holocaust” depicts a power struggle within the central nerve of the Third Reich between Reinhard Heydrich, the chief architect of the Final Solution, and his immediate supervisor, Heinrich Himmler, as Adolf Hitler plays them against one another. Meanwhile, Anna Muller, a beautiful Jewish servant girl, attempts to dissuade Heydrich from his hateful treatment of the Jews.

The Chosen Ones

1939 Germany. Felix Kersten, a doctor of Chinese medicine, a hedonist and a womanizer, has just been tricked into becoming Heinrich Himmler’s private doctor. What do you do when your world becomes a drama of life and death but all you can think of is that someone has dropped you into the darkest of comedies? You can make very bad and potentially deadly jokes. You can become a spy. Or you can focus on your mistress—but that may be most dangerous of all. The Chosen Ones is a play about what it means to be a good person in a world where goodness itself has been obliterated.