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The Last Boy

A new play with music, THE LAST BOY in The Second Republic of SHKID is a work of historical fiction inspired by Terezin survivor Sidney Taussig and his roommates in Dorm Number One who created the longest running underground publication of the Holocaust. Poems, prose, and songs from the magazine are threaded throughout this gripping story of human triumph told through the eyes of teenage boys. At the end of the war, only 15 year-old Sidney Taussig and Vedem magazine remained in the room. By burying the manuscript, Taussig, who is now 91 years-old, rescued from the clutches of the Nazis, over 800 pages of poems, prose and comedic sketches. Though almost none of the young authors survived, thanks to Sidney Taussig, their words live on.