Tags: Passover

Children of the Night

Children of the Night is a drama about the children in the orphanage in the Warsaw Ghetto under Nazi occupation. It recounts the heroic acts of Dr. Janusz Korczak (1878–1942), who was the head of the ghetto’s orphanage from 1940 to 1942 and whose work, including the presentation of a Passover play which is depicted in this drama, was an attempt to bring normalcy and beauty, while reinforcing stories of Jewish heroism, into the lives of children who were facing imminent deportation and death.

Shulem [שולם]

Based on Lev's childhood—both her parents are Holocaust survivors. Set during the Passover dinner ceremony—dead characters from "there" joining, for a moment, the narrative and the holiday table. They tell personal, funny, emotional stories, trying to commemorate human spirit in times of horror. Gobbiko is the small girl (Lev in her childhood), experiencing all in her imagination, mixing dream, fantasy, reality, past and present.