New Holocaust Theater Catalog aims to fill information void
Arnold Mittelman and the National Jewish Theater Foundation have created an online resource at the University of Miami’s Miller Center.
The horrific story of history’s largest genocide has been told in countless ways: through the first-person testimony of Holocaust survivors, in literature, in movies, in documentaries, in music. Theater has helped tell the story of the Nazis and their World War II atrocities, too, through plays such as The Diary of Anne Frank and Bent and through musicals like Cabaret. Anyone who wants to learn about the Holocaust can access an impressive trove of archival material online, much of it via the Washington-based United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Yet, in all this gathering of art and evidence, there hasn’t been a central online repository for information about Holocaust-related theater. On Tuesday, that will change.