Ghetto, Paperback
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The true story of the flourishing of a theatre in a wartime Jewish Ghetto.

Winner of the 1989 Evening Standard Award for Best Play Set in the Jewish ghetto of Vilna, Lithuania, in 1942, and based on diaries written during the darkest days of the holocaust, Ghetto tells of the unlikely flourishing of a theatre at the very time the Nazis began their policy of mass extermination. This edition includes Jeremy Sams' songs and music from the play, as well as extracts from the original ghetto diary.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 96 pages, 1map,music
  • Publisher: Nick Hern Books
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Plays, playscripts
  • ISBN: 9781854590213



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I had the pleasure of being in this play when I was in high school at a community theatre. It was performed in the round. This is one of the most moving accounts of the Holocaust and what happened in the Ghettos. After researching the Vilna ghetto I found how true this play was. The actions by numerous characters is controversial. Is it possible for an SS officer to be compassionate? Feel what the artists, musicians, actors and resistance fighters in the ghetto experienced by reading this account.

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