Tags: Treblinka

Dr. Yanush Korczak

This play tells the story of Dr. Yanush Korczak, advocate of children and director of the Warsaw Orphanage. The kind doctor sacrifices his chance at freedom to accompany his orphans to the concentration camp Treblinka, where he meets his death along with the children.

Fragile Fire: The Story of Mordechai and the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

The story of Mordechai Anielewicz, who in 1943, at age 24, led the uprising against the Germans in the Warsaw Ghetto. As the Germans were sending the 400,000 inmates of the ghetto to Treblinka, Anielewicz and his colleagues took fate into their own hands and fought back.

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.

Korczak and the Children

The story of Janusz Korczak, a Polish physician and head of the Jewish Orphanage in the Warsaw Ghetto who refused to stay behind to care for forced laborers while his children were sent to Treblinka. He and they perished together.


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.

Taken Generation

Brief synopsis: Three friends grew up in Warsaw together. Adam is the son of a prominent Rabbi. He becomes involved with the Resistance. Marek is a Catholic priest. Rachel is an entertainer at The Cabaret nightclub. Father Marek runs an orphanage and coerces help from Adam and Rachel. The three friends try to save the children in the orphanage from being transported to Treblinka.

The Trials of John Demjanjuk: A Holocaust Cabaret

In 1987, Cleveland auto worker John Demjanjuk was accused of being Ivan the Terrible of Treblinka and brought to trial in Jerusalem for crimes against humanity. The circus of the public trial transforms the courtroom into cabaret, lawyers into Nazis, and survivors into singing emcees.