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Remember the Women Institute

7:00 PM on Monday, May 6 2024

Beit Midrash of the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan

Women, Theater, and the Holocaust, an evening of dramatic readings by professional actors, will be presented by Remember the Women Institute  

This annual Yom HaShoah event features four readings that dramatize various aspects of women’s experiences during the Holocaust. They portray how women suffered and survived the horrors of the Nazi regime. Excerpts from Annulla, written and performed by Broadway veteran Emily Mann, are based on the true story of a Jewish woman who passed as a non-Jew in Nazi Germany. English Lessons is the premiere of a short play by Cynthia L. Cooper, inspired by a memoir by Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia’s sister Gemma LaGuardia Gluck, held as a political prisoner in Ravensbrück women’s concentration camp. Excerpts from And the Rat Laughed, a novel by Nava Semel, deal with the sexual abuse of a hidden child in Poland. The reading from Letters to Sala by Arlene Hutton, adapted from the book Sala's Gift by Ann Kirschner, is from the true account of a young girl's survival in Nazi labor camps.

Following these dramatic presentations, there will be a talkback with the playwrights, as well as a reception.

We thank the generous sponsors of this project, Patti Askwith Kenner and the Five Millers Family Foundation.

We thank our partners, Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan, National Jewish Theater Foundation, National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene, and Jewish Theatre Circle. Our event is in cooperation with the annual National Jewish Theater Foundation- Holocaust Theater International Initiative Remembrance Readings.


May 06, 2024 at 7:00pm - 10pm
Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan
The Samuel Priest Rose Building
334 Amsterdam Ave at 76th Street
New York , NY 10023
United States
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