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  • Mark St. Germain’s new play, "The Happiest Man on Earth" had its World Premiere in the Berkshires this Spring. Now, due to overwhelming popular demand, the play is returning to Barrington Stage Company’s St. Germain Stage in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. It's re-opening Friday night and runs through October 8.
  • On August 11 and 12, the Tanglewood Learning Institute in collaboration with the Terezín Music Foundation, will offer two “Defiant Music” programs presented by Mark Ludwig.
  • Mark St. Germain has written the plays "Freud’s Last Session," "Camping with Henry and Tom," "Forgiving Typhoid Mary," and "Becoming Dr. Ruth." His other plays include "Best of Enemies," "Dancing Lessons," and "Eleanor."His new play "The Happiest Man on Earth," will have its world premiere May 24 – June 17 at the Barrington Stage Company’s St. Germain Stage in Pittsfield, Massachussets starring Kenneth Tigar and directed by Ron Lagomarsino.. "The Happiest Man on Earth" is based on the memoir of the same name by Eddie Jaku.
  • Tova Friedman was one of the youngest people to emerge from Auschwitz. After surviving the liquidation of the Jewish ghetto in Central Poland where she lived as a toddler, Tova was four when she and her parents were sent to a Nazi labor camp, and almost six when she and her mother were forced into a packed cattle truck and sent to Auschwitz II, also known as the Birkenau extermination camp, while her father was transported to Dachau. In "The Daughter of Auschwitz," Tova immortalizes what she saw, to keep the story of the Holocaust alive, at a time when it's in danger of fading from memory.
  • "The U.S. and the Holocaust" – a new documentary by Ken Burns, Lynn Novick and Sarah Botstein - is a three-part, six-hour PBS series that examines America’s response to one of the greatest humanitarian crises of the twentieth century.
  • We Remember: Songs of Survivors is a one-hour special celebrating the lives of Holocaust survivors through storytelling and music. The PBS documentary will premiere the week of Holocaust Remembrance Day, on Tuesday, April 26, at 8:00 PM on PBS.We Remember: Songs of Survivors follows four talented singer- songwriters in New York’s Hudson Valley tasked with creating original songs about the experiences of local Holocaust survivors. We’ll get a preview.The film documents the relationships that develop and the songwriting process over many months, culminating in an emotional live concert where the survivors and songwriters are celebrated by friends, family and the community. We welcome the film’s Co-Producers Tim Miller and Ilene Cutler, along with Film subject and Holocaust survivor Tibor Spitz, and singer/songwriter Elizabeth Clark.
  • In 1986, when her mother died at the age of sixty-four, Eleanor Reissa went through all of her belongings. In the back of her mother’s lingerie drawer, she found an old leather purse. Inside that purse was a large wad of folded papers. They were letters. Fifty-six of them. In German. Written in 1949. Letters from her father to her mother, when they were courting. Just four years earlier, he had fought to stay alive in Auschwitz and on the Death March -- while she had spent the war years suffering in Uzbekistan. Thirty years later, Eleanor finally had the letters translated. The particulars of those letters sent her off on an unimaginable adventure into the past.
  • “Return To Auschwitz” is the story of one man’s survival of the Nazi death camp. The documentary details the experiences of retired SUNY Plattsburgh professor Vladimir Munk as he returned to the concentration camp in early 2020. WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley sat down with the filmmakers and Munk – now 96 years old.
  • In 2009 Wendy Lower, the acclaimed author of "Hitler’s Furies" was shown a photograph just brought to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. The…
  • Esther Safran Foer grew up in a home where the past was too terrible to speak of - born in Poland after World War II, her mother and father each the sole…