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4 September 1942: “Give me your children”

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.

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2 August 1944: Liquidation of the ‘Gypsy’ camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau

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.