New Holocaust Theater Catalog aims to fill information void

Arnold Mittelman and the National Jewish Theater Foundation have created an online resource at the University of Miami’s Miller Center.

BY CHRISTINE DOLEN This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

The horrific story of history’s largest genocide has been told in countless ways: through the first-person testimony of Holocaust survivors, in literature, in movies, in documentaries, in music. Theater has helped tell the story of the Nazis and their World War II atrocities, too, through plays such as The Diary of Anne Frank and Bent and through musicals like Cabaret. Anyone who wants to learn about the Holocaust can access an impressive trove of archival material online, much of it via the Washington-based United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Yet, in all this gathering of art and evidence, there hasn’t been a central online repository for information about Holocaust-related theater. On Tuesday, that will change.

Read more...

Jan Karski: Hero, Rescuer, Resistor

SEPTEMBER 29, 2014

I have been privileged to meet men and women of distinction, of great integrity and high moral character, and yet, we have only met one person whom we could truly call noble: Jan Karski. Karski was the Messenger. A member of the Polish underground, he brought news to the Polish Government-in-Exile of what was happening in the homeland. He was a genuine Polish hero, a gallant man who struggled for his beloved land and also for the Jews whose voice he became at their most critical moment.

Read more...