Sunday, July 29, 2012

Korczak - Death Camp Musical Scrapped

Im 5 August 1942 wurden Korczak und 239 seiner Waisen in das Vernichtungslager Treblinka deportiert, wo sie wie die meisten der Warschauer Juden ermordet wurden.
A bizarre Polish plan supported by UNESCO to stage a singing and dancing musical at a Nazi death camp has been scrapped.

The Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic group had been set to perform the musical at the Treblinka death camp in Poland where nearly 900000 people were exterminated in the gas chambers by the Nazis between 1942 and 1943. 

70 year ago, during the two months of Summer 1942 (starting July 23, 1942), about 254,000 Warsaw Ghetto residents were sent to Treblinka and exterminated there. Among them Janusz Korczak and 239 children from his Orphanage!

The orchestra was supossed to sit at the spot where trains with cattle wagons entered the camp. The spokesman for the opera group said that this area (railway track) belonged to Deutsche Reichbahn (German railways) so....

Another bizarre plan is to have this musical presented at Sachsenhausen koncentration camp grounds! - Konzentrationslager Sachsenhausen. September 1st, Germany started WWII.

»Korczak« – Musical 

01.09.2012 um 16:00 Uhr
Veranstaltungsort: Gedenkstätte und Museum Sachsenhausen – Neues Museum