Kristallnacht Commemoration 2019: Etty

Saturday, November 9, 2019
Havdalah begins at 6:15; Play begins at 7:30
Cathedral of Learning 
(4200 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213)
Carnegie Library Lecture Hall
(4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213)

Join the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh this Saturday for its commemoration of the 81st anniversary of Kristallnacht. This year, for our annual commemoration of Kristallnacht, we are proud to present the play Etty. Prior to the play, we invite you to join us in marking the end of Shabbat with Havdalah and a candlelight vigil through the Lest We Forget exhibit.

Program of Events

6:15- Havdalah and candlelight vigil with Hillel JUC begins on Cathedral of Learning patio. Participants will walk through the Cathedral of Learning lawn, through the Lest We Forget exhibit, and to the Carnegie Library Lecture Hall

7:10- Doors open to the Carnegie Library Lecture Hall

7:30- Etty begins (Carnegie Library Lecture Hall)

8:20- Post-play talkback with Susan Stein and Michael Berenbaum 

About Etty

Etty is a touring one-woman play based on the diaries and letters of Etty Hillesum, adapted and performed by Susan Stein. Directed by Austin Pendleton.

Using Esther "Etty" Hillesum's words, Susan Stein's adaptation brings us to 1941 when Etty, a young Dutch Jewish woman, was living in Amsterdam. Upon the recommendation of her therapist, she began a diary to help her with her depression. The diaries take on their own life, presenting Etty's growth as a writer and spiritual transformation. It explores the choiceless choices that one woman made in one of the darkest periods of history. The play contains mature themes.

Etty's voice reaches out from the Holocaust and allow us to see the power of hope and individual thought in the most extreme circumstances. The play will be followed by a discussion with the audience.

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Note: In addition to street parking, parking will also be available at the Carnegie Museums for $7 (cash only).