A touring play teaching the Holocaust and tolerance
SURVIVORS, an hour-long, educational, and inspiring drama enacts the history of the Holocaust through the eyewitness testimony of ten survivors. A young and diverse cast is our guide on this perilous journey.
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
WHY THIS PLAY?
The indomitable individuals depicted in SURVIVORS teach history and provide hope, life lessons, and encouragement to speak up and act against today’s hatred and bullying. In an era of great divide with increased incidents of antisemitism, racism, religious hate, hate based on sexual orientation, and hate-fueled violence, we cannot silently stand by and allow selected groups to be singled out and marginalized.
We cannot let hatred become normalized!
We must begin by teaching our children the lessons we have learned from the Holocaust. Suitable for middle school through adult audiences, this play about the past is both a warning and a wake-up call for the present and the future.
WHY IS HOLOCAUST EDUCATION IMPORTANT?
To combat prejudice, we teach our children tolerance. Holocaust history and survivor stories help students identify and understand the dangers and repercussions of prejudice and how to act against it.
We must never forget that between 1939 and 1945, Nazi Germany and its collaborators systematically murdered some six million Jews across German-occupied Europe; around two-thirds of Europe's Jewish population. Five million of Hitler’s other “undesirables” were also brutally murdered, including people of color, gay people, the mentally and physically challenged, priests, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and the Roma and Sinti people.
These eleven million were killed because of antisemitism and hatred for those who were not deemed to be superior Aryans. These atrocities are considered by some to be the worst genocide in history. Others deny that it ever happened.
NEVER FORGET! NEVER AGAIN! NEVER IS NOW!