How Theatre Helped Holocaust Survivors

Lindsay Warren

Madison, N.J. – The final fall event for Drew University’s Center for Holocaust/Genocide Study focuses on healing.

On Nov. 7, Lindsay Warren, an adjunct lecturer at The College of New Jersey, will talk about the role of theatre in post-Holocaust healing.

Survivors of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp reestablished social bonds by participating in a Yiddish theatre group called Kazet Theatre. Warren, who researched Kazet as a doctoral student at Drew’s Caspersen School of Graduate Studies, explains how participants came together and created a new sense of community.

The event is free and will take place in Room 28 of the Learning Center, which is below the Rose Memorial Library. The start time is 4:15 p.m.

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Center for Holocaust/Genocide Study

Founded in 1992 through a grant from the New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education, the Center for Holocaust/Genocide Study offers a variety of events. We schedule—as permanent anchors in our programming—an annual November conference in memory of Kristallnacht (Night of Broken Glass) and an annual Yom HaShoah (Day of Remembrance) commemoration. We also offer films, lectures, performances, workshops and commemorative events dealing with the Holocaust and with other genocides such as those in Armenia, Bosnia, Cambodia, Darfur and Rwanda. We enrich Drew’s undergraduate and graduate course work by bringing notable scholars and speakers to campus, organizing visits to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and providing additional resources that enhance the study of Holocaust and genocide. We also support faculty research. For example, we commissioned an English translation of a German text dealing with Nazi slave labor camps. All events are open to the larger community.

Drew University

Drew University, a Phi Beta Kappa liberal arts university, includes the College of Liberal Arts, the Drew Theological School and the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies. Drew is located on a beautiful, wooded, 186-acre campus in Madison, New Jersey, a thriving small town close to New York City. It has a total enrollment of more than 2,000 students and 145 full-time faculty members, with 94 percent holding the terminal degree in their field. The Theological and Caspersen Schools offer MA and PhD degrees and the College confers BA degrees in 30 disciplines.

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