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 

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