Commissioned in 2001 by the North Carolina Council on the Holocaust, Let Your Children Tell, was created to demonstrate to the state’s young people what happens when racism goes unchecked. Through journal entries of four young people caught in the net of Nazi racism—a German and an Austrian Gypsy who experienced Auschwitz, a Dutch girl who hid in Amsterdam and a 13 year-old- Hungarian confined to a ghetto–each tells how Nazi laws and pogroms affected his or her life. The production is accompanied by an original violin score, played live. Since its premiere, this production has been performed across the state in middle and high schools for more than 100,000 young people. Classroom evaluations have demonstrated significant student gains in understanding history.
5 actors, 45 minutes
Photo by Kathy Dollyhigh