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‘And Then They Came For Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank’ by American playwright, James Still.

“And Then 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.

 

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A strong anti-hate message is presented as an Act of Commemoration - 


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