Small-Scale Death Camp: Holocaust Portrayed Through Puppetry

Special to the Jewish Week

Susan Feldman has been to Auschwitz and Birkenau in Poland. But when the artistic director of St. Ann’s Warehouse traveled to the small Dutch city of Leeuwarden, she saw the concentration camps again — in miniature.

There, the theater group Hotel Modern was performing “Kamp,” an installation using thousands of three-inch tall, handcrafted puppets to re-enact life — and death — in Auschwitz.

Auschwitz in miniature: The puppet play "kamp."

Ben-Gurion’s Disproportionate Response - 1956

Friday, February 20th, 2009 Here’s a fascinating cartoon from Zurich, 1956: Ben-Gurion’s disproportionate response.
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