Thursday, March 12, 2015

Letters of a Holocaust Victim

The Flo Valley Woman’s History Month Committee continued the month-long celebration on March 9 with the world premiere of the play, “Letters to Lina: Friedl Dicker-Brandeis and The Children of Terezin” in the Terry M. Fischer Theatre. 
The true story of Friedl Dicker-Brandeis a woman who fell victim to the Holocaust Genocide; depicts Friedl’s life during the Holocoust and her time on the Terezin Concentration Camp. Friedl, an artist and educator who was sent to the Terezin Concentration camp never gave up her love for art; instead of being overcome by the circumstances, she continued to be an educator. She took on the role of helping Jewish children create art while they were also at the camp.                                                                                                 Brandeis played an important role in the history of women, the history of the Holocaust, and the millions of lives lost in multiple concentration camps.
Three FV students, Eric Mosely, Nicole Maria Vasquez and Christian Williams- Whittier, narrated the play. FV English Professor Sarah Fielding wrote, directed and also narrated the play. The cast presented the piece once in the morning and once in the afternoon to accommodate student and faculty schedules. The thought provoking production gave new insight on a story about the Holocaust and one woman’s impact on history.            


  By Breonna Ragland         

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