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National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene Presents THE MIRACLE IN THE WARSAW GHETTO

National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene Presents THE MIRACLE IN THE WARSAW GHETTO

On Tuesday, August 13, the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF) will present a staged reading of The Miracle in the Warsaw Ghetto (Der Nes In Geto), which tells the story of the historic Warsaw Ghetto Uprising through one family and their neighbors. Written by H. Leivick and directed by Motl Didner, this play - in Yiddish with English subtitles - will be performed at 7 PM at the Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, Edmond J. Safra Plaza, 36 Battery Place, NYC.

Tickets are free, but attendees should RSVP at www.nytf.org.

The presentation of The Miracle in the Warsaw Ghetto is part of NYTF's season of "Spiritual Resistance," which features artistic and theatrical works that explore themes of struggle against oppression. The programming - which includes Hannah Senesh, running now through August 18 - provides artistic expression concurrent with the exhibition Auschwitz: Not long ago. Not far away. being presented at the Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust.

Remarkably, this play was written and produced in New York in the fall of 1944, just 18 months after the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, and ran for 20 weeks. It is an historic dramatic account of the brave resistance of a small group of Jews who kept an implacable enemy at bay for 30 days. Declaring to the word, "Mir Zaynen Do!" ("We Are Here!"), these fighters made an indelible impact on Jewish history and world history, before falling to the overwhelming firepower of the Nazis.

"This poignant performance captures the fighting spirit and determination of a few of the brave men and women who resolved to go down fighting," said NYTF Artistic Director Zalmen Mlotek. "It is indeed an appropriate piece for our season of Spiritual Resistance, in which we shed light on those who have stood up to tyranny and hatred, even when doing so meant almost-certain death."

The Miracle in the Warsaw Ghetto features Bob Ader, Motl Didner, I.W. Firestone, Lauriel Friedman, Jacob Haran, Maya Jacobson, Richard Kass, Moshe Lobel, Joseph M. Mace, Carolyn Seiff, Doug Shapiro, Max Sterling, Steve Sterner, Josh Henry Sussman, and Suzanne Toren.

Tickets are currently available for NYTF's production of Hannah Senesh, with performances running now through August 18th. This one-woman show tells the true story of Hannah Senesh, one of many Jews who escaped from Axis-allied Hungary in 1939 to the safety of British Mandate Palestine. There she joined the Haganah and then bravely volunteered for a daring Special Operations mission to parachute back into Europe to save Jews from the Holocaust. Hannah's story and indomitable spirit, along with the moving diary and poetry that she left behind, serve as an enduring inspiration to people everywhere standing up to the powers of hatred and oppression.

For tickets to The Miracle in the Warsaw Ghetto, and other performances in NYTF's season of "Spiritual Resistance," visit NYTF.org or call 212-213-2120 Ext. 200. For group sales and membership call 212-213-2120 Ext. 204.


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