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Holocaust survivors inspire one-man play

Henry Greenspan spent two decades talking with Holocaust survivors. Those conversations became the basis for a one-man play, REMNANTS, which Greenspan will perform at the Hebrew Educational Alliance at 7 p.m. on Oct. 30.

The University of Denver’s Center for Judaic Studies, along with the Holocaust Awareness Institute and Hebrew Educational Alliance, is bringing the performance to Denver. The award-winning play is stark and minimalist, with each segment recreating survivors’ reflections on the tragedy and their lives afterwards.

Greenspan’s long-running conversations with a core group of Holocaust survivors were originally broadcast on National Public Radio stations throughout the U.S. The subsequent work is the stage piece that he has performed in more than 100 venues worldwide. After each show, Greenspan discusses it with audience members.

Greenspan is a psychologist and playwright at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He has been teaching and writing about the Holocaust for more than three decades. He authored On Listening to Holocaust Survivors: Recounting and Life History (Praeger Trade, 1998) and co-authored Reflections: Auschwitz, Memory and a Life Recreated (Paragon House, 2006).

The Hebrew Educational Alliance is located at 3600 S. Ivanhoe St. For more information, call 303-871-3013. The event is free, but reservations are preferred. Call 303-871-3660 to register.

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