They Came for Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank,” is a multimedia play
that weaves videotaped interviews of Holocaust survivors, Eva Schloss and Ed Silverberg, with
live actors, recreating scenes from World War II. Part oral history, part action, part direct
address, part remembrance, this play has been acclaimed by audiences and
critics in productions worldwide.
‘It is a great tribute to the
immense moral courage of people like Eva Schloss and Anne Frank that, sixty
years on from the end of the Second World War, reflecting on daily life stories can help us develop a
fairer and better society in the twenty first century, both in Britain and
internationally.’ According to Honorable David
Cameron of the House of Commons, London. June, 2006.
Rives Collins, Professor of Theater, Northwestern University in Chicago stated in 1999:
‘This play is a video
testimony about real people about what really happened As we studied all the
survivor testimonies, we realized that life and death hangs in the balance of a
single moment. Many of those moments are
captured in this moving production.’
Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone,
said: ‘And Then They Came for Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank’ is an
opportunity to remember those who died and the countless others whose lives
were changed forever during a shameful chapter in modern history. This poignant theatrical production is a
powerful reminder of what can happen when a society tolerates or legitimized
anti-Semitism, or any other form of racism.
This and similar works have an important role to play in ensuring that
the Holocaust never forgotten nor repatriated.’ At the time, British Prime Minister Tony
Blair said, ‘I am delighted to offer my support to Eva Schloss and the Blue Sky
club for their plans to take the play to parliaments across Europe and wish them
a great deal of luck with this important endeavor. In keeping the memory of the Holocaust alive
we remember the importance of working together for a better future for our
shared world.’ The play was shown at City Hall and The House of Commons in June 2006, arranged by The Blue Sky Club.
A strong anti-hate message is presented as an Act of Commemoration -
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Synopsis of the play