Yizkor, a date to remember

Yizkor, a date to remember

4th December 2015

A powerful New Vic Borderlines documentary drama inspired by Holocaust survivors is set to tour for the fourth tie to mark United Nations International Holocaust Memorial Day.

Yizkor will tour schools and colleges across Staffordshire throughout January and February, with a performance also set to be held at the New Vic on Monday 25 January at 7.30pm.

In the New Vic’s documentary style, Yizkor was written using the testimonies of teenagers who lived during the Holocaust and aims to encourage young people to understand and tackle prejudice.

Written and directed by Sue Moffat, director of award-winning community programme New Vic Borderlines, Yizkor was inspired by Holocaust survivors, Ibi and Waldemar Ginsburg, who worked with Borderlines as part of its Holocaust education programme.

Susan Moffat said: “Over the years New Vic Borderlines has worked with thousands of local young people to present the stories of Holocaust survivors and survivors of other genocides.

Yizkor helps ensure these stories are heard by future generations.”

Tickets for Yizkor at the New Vic, priced £7.50, are available by telephoning the Box Office on 01782 717962.

For further information about the play please contact Adhia Mahmood on amahmood@newvictheatre.org.uk.

Article by Becky Loton

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