Featuring a reading by actor Tobias Menzies, this post looks at Jewish leader Chaim Rumkowski’s “Give me your children” speech, in which he asks the inhabitants of the Łódź ghetto to hand over their children for deportation in a bid to save the ghetto. Content warning.
Following on from last week’s post, a list of resources about the history of the Porrajmos, Porrajmos-related performances, and Roma/Romani arts organisations.
The launch article for “Play for the Day” outlines the history of the Porrajmos and looks at examples of recent plays about it – as well as probing contemporary attitudes towards Roma communities.
When I tell people what I do, and that it involves Holocaust theatre, one of the most common responses I get is “Oh…is there any?” The first few times it happened, I was privately a bit taken aback – “No, I specialise in something that doesn’t exist!” – and then amused, and then thoughtful. Most […]