Tags: orphans

Dr. Korczak and His Children [Korczak und die Kinder]

Post-war German actors stage a play about Dr. Korczak, the head of the Warsaw Ghetto orphanage who accompanied his children to the gas chamber rather than stay behind in the ghetto. By having post-war actors deal with the issue, Sylvanus asks questions about the reverberations of the Holocaust in Germany. The play is clearly influenced by the play within a play structure that the Italian playwright Luigi Pirandello used in Six Characters in Search of an Author.

Under the Domim Tree [עץ הדומים תפוס]

Based on the book by the same name, which is the sequel to The Summer of Aviya. Aviya is a student in a Hadasim boarding school. In her group there are only two Sabra (Israeli born): Aviya and her best friend. The rest of the kids are survivors, orphans, troubled by their past and present. Every kid has their own hardship, and in dealing with their problems they become a stronger group. Aviya is a bit of an outsider, because she is "normal," but she exposes her own harsh story to the boy she loves, and they become a couple.