Tags: Simon Wiesenthal

In Quest of Conscience

Based on the interviews by Gitta Sereny of Franz Stangl, the SS leader of the Nazi's euthanasia program that targeted the mentally and physically disabled and then the commandant of the Sobibor and Treblinka extermination centers. Strangl was hunted down by Simon Wiesenthal in Brazil and brought to Germany to stand trial for the murder of 900,000 victims. The play explores Strangl's childhood, his desire to be a fabric weaver, and his transformation into a key overseer of genocide.


Recounts the story of Simon Wiesenthal, who escaped death at the hands of Hitler's SS but lost 89 of his own family members during the Holocaust. Realizing "there is no freedom without justice," he dedicated his life to tracking down over 1,100 war criminals, and fighting anti-Semitism and prejudice against all people. The play highlights Simon Wiesenthal's humor, wisdom and wit during his long and purposeful life.