For­got­ten holo­caust

The Jewish Chronicle - - LIFE -

Renowned theatre direc­tor Stephen Un­win has drawn on his own ex­pe­ri­ences as the fa­ther of a se­verely dis­abled young man for his new play All Our Chil­dren, which fo­cuses on the slaugh­ter of thou­sands of dis­abled peo­ple by the Nazis be­tween 1939 and 1941, be­cause they were judged to be “lives not worth liv­ing”. The play is Un­win’s first, de­spite his long ca­reer in the theatre. As the son of a Ger­man Jewish im­mi­grant him­self, Un­win was drawn to ex­am­ine the moral ques­tions sur­round­ing this “for­got­ten holo­caust”.

All Our Chil­dren is at the Jermyn Street Theatre from April 26. www.jermyn­streetthe­atre.co.uk

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