Tags: Sobibor/Vilna Ghetto


The stage adaptation of Lanzmann’s documentary highlights his interviews and reflections from survivors, witnesses, and perpetrators. The play consists of six vignettes representing death camps, towns, and ghettos: Chelmno, Auschwitz/Birkenau, Sobibor/Vilna Ghetto, Treblinka, Berlin, and Warsaw. Twenty-three actors, led by Michael Clendenin in the role of Claude Lanzmann, portray real-life individuals from the Holocaust. In between vignettes, photographs from the locations of the concentration camps are projected on the stage. A cellist and violinist perform music written by Jewish prisoners during the Holocaust.