‘The Last Train to Auschwitz’ Epstein Theatre Thurs 25th-Sat 27th September………
This summer I made my second visit to Auschwitz as part of an educational tour conducted by the Polish Government, in a programme of educational awareness for British teachers of history.
One historical lecture during the course of the week, focused upon the Holocaust with discussions in the morning, and a visit to the camp in the afternoon, with guide. Lessons learned that day or not became the order of the day, with thoughts on recent atrocities in Bosnia, Rwanda and Syria, to name a few, still taking place!
The afternoon follow-up gave us the tour of the actual site itself…..Auschwitz. It’s a depressing, reflective, thought provoking journey in which the physical buildings and photographic images stationed around the site, torment and rekindle the imagination. It’s a time capsule, a place stood still for all to see and imagine the horrors that took place. It’s a place every child in Israel visits during their lifetime. Empathy, is an historical skill in understanding. The bleak buildings portray a picture of the life an inmate lived. It was a visit that should be on every school in the world’s bucket list, with an aim of giving the individual an understanding of just how far mankind can delve into a depravity against other fellow humans. We all felt something emotionally numbing after that tour.
Visits like this to Krakow, Poland however, and ‘The Auschwitz Tour’ cannot be financially approved by schools and public. A visit to the Epstein Theatre to see this play may, set emotions high and give an understanding of the true Holocaust story. In this harrowing look at the journey of several people, we see a story unfold before our eyes as they roll ever closer to their grim destiny.
Historically, Joseph Goebbles’ herded scores of Berlin Jews into the Grundwald Railway Station Berlin, under the pretext of protecting them from air raids. Entire families were crammed into overcrowded freight trucks without food, or drink and forced to endure a journey to their death.
Over the next three days; superb acting from some of the UK’s best performers, will give us a unique, fly on the wall glimpse of the wretched conditions and endurance the inmates of a lone carriage endured. This highly emotionally charged play lets you into the minds of the lone inmates of…
Der Letzte Zug…..
a play with Crissy Rock leading an outstanding cast appearing in ‘The Last Train to Auschwitz’ by Jo Mac at the Liverpool Epstein Theatre, Hanover Street. 08448884411
The play itself, tells the story of a group of women’s journey into hell.
A place where dreams die first and nightmares become a reality with every day a fight for survival against the pangs of hunger and the fear of the Gas chambers.
Some will loose the battle of survival, others will live to tell the tale and seek the justice for their lost loved ones.