The Holocaust Theater Catalog is a component of the National Jewish Theater Foundation/Holocaust Theater International Initiative at the University of Miami, Sue and Leonard Miller Center for Contemporary Judaic Studies. Its goal is to fill an existing void in Holocaust awareness by providing a critically needed entryway to the intersection of theater arts, education, and Holocaust scholarship. The selected theater works from 1933 to the present are included regardless of production history, publishing status, language or judgment as to artistic merit. Over 750 plays are represented by title, author, synopsis and other relevant entries including, whenever possible, information that will direct the user to resources that provide access to the complete theatrical work. Through the unique power of theater and the use of technology, this international initiative strives to bring together diverse communities to engage on issues pertaining to the Holocaust at a critical time when our first and immediate connection to these atrocities, the living survivor, is quickly disappearing.
It is our sincere hope that the utilization of these select theater works in education and production will inspire all to keep alive the lessons of the Holocaust and provide an artistically driven moral compass for future generations.