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Monday, March 11, 2013

UACCM Theatre Dept. presents Kindertransport

After the violence of Kristallnacht ("Night of the Broken Glass") against Jews across Germany and Austria, the British government authorized the massive transport of Jewish children (kinder) to Britain, via ship and train, to rescue them from the injustice and atrocities inflicted by Hitler and the Nazis.  Over the course of nine months between 1938 and 1939, 10,000 Jewish kinder were brought to safety- separating them from their parents and sparing them the horrors of the death camps where many of their family members were exterminated.  The play examines the life of one child over a 40-year period and is based on interviews with many kinder.  Don't miss this incredibly powerful drama.

 

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