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Women and Resistance: Women, Theatre, and the Holocaust

April 26, 2017
Women and Resistance – Women, Theatre, and the Holocaust

Presented by Remember the Women Institute in cooperation with American Jewish Historical Society

Kovno Room
Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street, New York NY

Women and Resistance

Top, left: Cait Johnston as Sophie Scholl, a hero of the White Rose resistance movement in Munich, and Nick Giedris as her Nazi interrogator Kurt Grunwald. Top, right: Abby Royle (left) and Sarah Baskin portray two incarnations of a young Jewish member of the resistance who waits in disguise at a Munich station in 1938 for a train to safely in Paris, with Nazis all around. Center, left (left to right): Alison Rohr as Genevieve de Gaulle Anthonioz, Maddie Kuklentz as Virginia D'Alert-Lake, Indira Joell as Gemma LaGuardia Gluck, and Mya Flood as Isabella Leitner. Center, right: Jenny Lee Mitchell performing with Maria Dessena at the keyboard. Bottom, left: A panel discussion followed the performances, with (left to right): Dr. Rochelle G. Saidel, Cynthia L. Cooper, Dr. Meghan Brodie, and Jenny Lee Mitchell. Bottom, right: Performers, directors, and others who participated in the program. Photos by Jeff F. Segall


Women, Theatre, and the Holocaust

The evening launched the third edition of Remember the Women Institute's Women, Theatre, and the Holocaust Resource Handbook, edited by Rochelle G. Saidel and Karen Shulman, Remember the Women Institute

An Evening of Dramatic Readings about Women and Resistance included:

We Will Not Be Silent, excerpt from a play about Sophie Scholl, by David Meyers, directed by Aliza Shane
At the Train Station in Munich by Cynthia L. Cooper, directed by Ludovica Villar-Hauser
In Her Words: Stories of Survival and Resistance, by Virginia D’Albert-Lake, Geneviève de Gaulle Anthonioz, Gemma La Guardia Gluck, and Isabella Leitner; adapted and directed by Dr. Meghan Brodie; performed by Ursinus College students Mya Flood, Indira Joell, Maddie Kuklentz, and Allison Rohr
Terezin Caberet, Ilse Weber's songs and letters, performed by Jenny Lee Mitchell, accompanied by Maria Dessena. Untitled Theater Company #61 and Mad Jenny Theatre
• Panel discussion and reception followed

This event was part of the Holocaust Remembrance Day Play Readings organized by the National Jewish Theater Foundation/Holocaust Theater International Initiative.

Event video
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