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Lessons of the Holocaust

Chesapeake Shakespeare Company

In June, Holocaust victim and diarist Anne Frank would have turned 90 years old. Her story lives on … but research shows that knowledge of the Holocaust is fading in the collective American memory. “Spring of Remembrance,” a host of events focused on lessons of the Holocaust, is meant to counter that effect. One of them is Chesapeake Shakespeare Company’s “The Diary of Anne Frank” We meet actor  and managing director Lesley Malin and UMBC theater professor and director Eve Muson to hear about what went into producing the play.

Reggie Phoenix, who directs “Anne and Emmett” at Morgan Theater, an imaginary conversation between Anne Frank and Emmett Till, talks about the play’s universal message.

For information about 'The Diary of Anne Frank," visit this link.

For information about Anne and Emmett, visit this link.

For information about "Spring of Remembrance" visit this link.

For those looking for information about Eva Kor's talk in Easton, Md. at the Avalon Theater -- unfortunately Mrs. Kor had to cancel her engagement.

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