Launched in 2015 by NJTF HTII, Remembrance Day Play Readings is an annual event of different Holocaust plays, all selected from the Holocaust Theater Catalog. These readings are held throughout the USA on or before Yom Ha Shoah involving theaters, educators, and memorial museums.
In 2016 participants were from 11 states: Washington – D.C., New York City, San Diego, Chicago, etc. sharing with their audiences the unique moral compass and power, the message of remembrance theater play readings can provide.
In 2017 highlights included: celebrity involvement of actor Ed Asner doing national readings of The Soap Myth. NJTF HTII honored Elie Wiesel for his plays with readings of them across America and at Lincoln Center Library for the Performing Arts. Mr. and Mrs. Wiesel were presented with the NJTF/HTII Lifetime Achievement Award as part of the Lincoln Center Reading.
In 2018 Remembrance Readings went international to include UK expansion in honor of Holocaust Memorial Day, January 27, 2018. NJTF sponsored theatrical events supporting the mission of UK Holocaust Education Trust (HET) and Holocaust Memorial Day Trust (HMDT).
“We are living in times when studies indicate that the memory and knowledge of the Holocaust is lessening. Unfortunately, this coincides with the passing of living survivors. Civilization will be profoundly and negatively affected if the causes of this man-made tragedy are not understood in the context of today’s world. Theater used in performance, education, and creation has a unique power to alter this course of events. Please join us in our mission”.
- Arnold Mittelman, NJTF President and Director of its Holocaust Theater International Initiative at University of Miami Miller Center
Save the Date
Please continue your support of our
5th annual Remembrance Readings 2019, commemorating Yom HaShoah,
(Holocaust Remembrance Day) on Wednesday, May 1 and Thursday, May 2nd and
International Holocaust Memorial Day Sunday, January 27th, 2019
To participate in 2019 Readings register here.
For more information contact: Justine Shayman Outreach Director: email@example.com.
Roses in a Forbidden Garden: A Rock Musical by Elise Garibaldi
English language translator
Brief synopsis: Based off the Amazon best-selling book, Elise Garibaldi adapts the true story of her grandmother - a young German- Jewish girl who finds beauty and love for a man amidst the unspeakable horrors of Hitler's Concentration Camps - to the stage as a rock musical. Garibaldi lends her unique perspective of a granddaughter who has spent her childhood hearing and learning from the stories of the war. We observe the endearing affection Elise has for her grandmother, Inge, as it clashes with her grandmother's disappointment and judgement of Elise's life choices.
Experiences chronicled: European Jewry Before the Holocaust, Germany, Hitler and the Growth of Nazism, Concentration and Extermination Camps, Resistance, Rescue, Perpetrators, Bystanders and Collaborators, Liberation, The Survivors and Subsequent Generations, Women and the Holocaust, Escape, Reactions to the Holocaust