The Holocaust on stage

Lisa Peschel has uncovered a series of plays performed by inmates of a Jewish ghetto near Nazi-occupied Prague. Here she reveals how these dramas helped the prisoners come to terms with the horror of their everyday lives...

A scene from the 'Desert Dance', a staging in the Jewish theatre in the Warsaw Ghetto (from a Nazi propaganda series), July 1941. (Photo by ullstein bild/ullstein bild via Getty Images)

This article was first published in the June 2016 issue of BBC History Magazine 

“You want to go home? Fools! The home you left is in the past, buried in the abyss of time! There’s a different world out there, beyond these walls! Do you hear? A different world!”

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