Play about Nazi hunter Wiesenthal to come to NYC

Play about Nazi hunter Wiesenthal to come to NYC

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Nazi uniforms on display at Connecticut-based Alexander Autographs on July 19, 2011 in Stamford, Connecticut. The uniforms will be sold separately from some of the diaries of feared Nazi war criminal Josef Mengele, the so-called "Angel of Death" who carried out gruesome medical experiments on prisoners at Auschwitz, The diaries, written after World War II once Mengele had fled from the Allies to Latin America, contain his philosophical reflections, autobiographical stories and poems penned between 1960 to 1975. The auction, scheduled for July 21, 2011, will include some 3,500 pages of "hidden journals" written by the doctor who terrorized the inmates at Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. AFP PHOTO/DON EMMERT (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

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Posted on July 8, 2014 at 2:37 PM

NEW YORK (AP) - A one-man play about famed Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal will make its New York premiere this winter.

Tom Dugan, who wrote and stars in "Wiesenthal," will present the play from Oct. 24- Feb. 1, at the Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row. Jenny Sullivan will direct.

Wiesenthal was a Holocaust survivor who helped track down numerous Nazi war criminals following World War II and then spent the later decades of his life fighting anti-Semitism and prejudice against all people.

Wiesenthal spent more than 50 years hunting Nazi war criminals, speaking out against neo-Nazism and racism, and remembering the Jewish experience as a lesson for humanity. He estimated he helped bring some 1,100 Nazi war criminals to justice.

The play, which has been seen across the country, will be produced by Tony Award-winner Daryl Roth and Karyl Lynn Burns. It portrays the aging Wiesenthal as he welcomes his final group of students to the Jewish Documentation Center in Vienna, Austria.
 

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