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Women, Theatre, and the Holocaust

In commemoration of Yom HaShoah, Remember the Women Institute ( is presenting an evening of Women, Theatre, and the Holocaust, featuring theatrical excerpts, the launch of an educational unit, and a panel discussion. The event will take place with American Jewish Historical Society and All About Jewish Theatre - The Holocaust Theatre Online Collection, an Israel-based organization. The Educational Unit on Women, Theatre, and the Holocaust (to be continually updated) will be available after April 13 at It will also be a feature of a virtual Holocaust Theatre On-line Collection encyclopedia, part of the work of All About Jewish Theatre, scheduled for release in 2016.

Program: Three short dramatic presentations by professional actors and musicians

Gretel Bergmann, written and directed by Cynthia Cooper, performed by Stacey Linnartz

Excerpts from In the Underworld, written by Germaine Tillion, 1944, in Ravensbrück
Directed by Meghan Brodie, performed by actors Stacey Linnartz and Lynn N. Silver, and singer Lily Davis

“Wild Wind Blows” from Silence Not, A Love Story by Cynthia Cooper, performed by Stacey Linnartz
Musical direction and accompaniment by Jonathan Marro. 


Panel discussion to follow by experts on women, theatre and the Holocaust: 

Rachel Lithgow, Executive Director, American Jewish Historical Society
Moderator Dr. Meghan Brodie, Assistant Professor of Theatre, University of Southern Maine
Director, In the Underworld Cynthia Cooper, playwright of Gretel Bergmann and Silence Not, A Love Story
Dr. Rochelle G. Saidel, founder and Executive Director, Remember the Women Institute
Moti Sandak, founder and Executive Director, All About Jewish Theatre Respondent
Dr. Sonja M. Hedgepeth, Professor, Holocaust Studies, Women's Studies, Language and Literature, Middle Tennessee State University

April 13, 2015 at 7:00pm - 10pm
Center for Jewish History
15 W 16th St
New York City, NY 10011
United States
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