Activity type: Public activity
Organisation name: New Vic Theatre
New Vic Theatre,
Newcastle under Lyme
Developed with the support of the Imperial War Museum Fellowship in Holocaust Education.
As part of United Nations Holocaust Memorial Day 2024, New Vic Borderlines present YIZKOR
‘The best play about the Holocaust that I have ever seen… accurate, moving, engaging and relevant’ Ruth-Anne Lenga, Institute of Education, Head of Holocaust Education Development Programme
YIZKOR follows the experiences of two teenagers, Ariella and Moshe, between May 1939 and May 1944. The play has been created using words written in letters and diaries, witness and survivor testimonies of teenagers during the Holocaust. Throughout the play the voices of Ibi and Waldemar Ginsburg are heard, two Holocaust survivors who worked with us to develop the play.
Set in a Shtetl in Eastern Europe, YIZKOR allows audiences an important insight into a way of life, a culture, a community that was all but wiped out as a result of the Holocaust.
Each performance will be introduced by Aida Haughton MBE, UN Translator and survivor of the Bosnian Genocide. Audiences are invited to participate in an interactive discussion following each performance and make their own ‘This Day’ pledge to stand up against prejudice, discrimination and hate.
Every audience member will receive an empty Yizkor Passport typical of the era. They can use the information on the back to discover about individuals and communities affected by the Holocaust and add details to the passport. In this way they can acknowledge respect and remember.
Show: 22/1/24 at 7.30pm
Tickets £15.00 (concessions £10.00)