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A Lesson from Auschwitz

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In 1941, Rudolf Höss, Commandant of the Nazi concentration camp known as Auschwitz, assembled his SS personnel in a secret meeting with the express purpose of introducing a new method for exterminating Europe’s Jews: Zyklon B, a deadly poison gas. Every soldier in attendance was sworn to secrecy, and no one questioned its usage. No one except a lone Jewish prisoner, forced to participate and humiliated throughout; the very prisoner upon which this “lesson” would be demonstrated.

Based upon real events, ‘A Lesson from Auschwitz’ explores how and why the Nazis did what they did, shedding light on the mentality of the perpetrators and the disturbing reality of life in a death camp.

Written, Produced and Directed by James Hyland

Performed by Michael Shon and James Hyland

 

Important information

Running time: 1hr (No interval)

Age recommendation: 14+ only

Notes: This is an immersive theatre play which involves direct audience address as well as scenes of violence which some audience members may find disturbing.