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Thursday, March 6, 2014

Drama Troupe Presents "Ghetto"

On February 26th and 27th, the Yeshivah of Flatbush Drama Troupe put on a performance of the play “Ghetto” written by Joshua Sobol. The play tells the true story of the the Vilna Ghetto during World War II. The Jews in the Ghetto were forced to put on plays in order to please Kittel- the Nazi of the ghetto. The theatre was opened to many Jews who were going to go on the trains leading to their death. Eventually after many other things happened in the ghetto, Kittel decides to shoot the cast of the theatre after performing a satire for him.

Being part of the Ghetto cast was a very interesting experience for me. It was truly difficult to play someone who was real - a person who had dreams, aspirations, and a heart full of passion. It was also very hard to put myself in their mindset: “What would they do? How would they feel?” Besides playing an individual role, being part of chorus was really amazing. We all worked very hard, and the outcome was very powerful. Personally, I think we all did something very important - we remembered. We remembered the lives lost during this hard, dark, and heavy time in the history of the Jewish people.
~Eden Malka