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Theatre "Recipient unknown

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The event will be moved from 28.10.2022 to 15.04.2023.

The two friends Max Eisenstein and Martin Schulze ran a successful art gallery in San Francisco until Martin returned to Germany with his young family in 1932. From then on, the two men maintained an intensive correspondence that reflected their family friendship and their cosmopolitan, liberal spirit.
While Martin in his old home Munich is becoming more and more
The event will be moved from 28.10.2022 to 15.04.2023.

The two friends Max Eisenstein and Martin Schulze ran a successful art gallery in San Francisco until Martin returned to Germany with his young family in 1932. From then on, the two men maintained an intensive correspondence that reflected their family friendship and their cosmopolitan, liberal spirit.
While Martin is putting down more and more social roots in his old home in Munich and beginning to make friends with the new political system, Max, a Jew in America, is worried about developments in Germany. He fears above all for his young sister Gisela, who works as an actress in Berlin.
One day Max receives a letter written to his sister in Germany with the note: RECIPIENT UNKNOWN - an alarming sign for him.
Worried about his sister, he desperately asks his friend Martin in Germany for help: in fact, the young Jewish woman is being persecuted by the SA and seeks refuge with Martin. But Martin - by now euphoric about the new political system of the National Socialists - demands that the correspondence between the former friends must end. Since letters from abroad are controlled and censored by state organs, he understandably could not and did not want to afford any more contact with a Jew and thus create a danger for himself and his family.
Then Max makes a surprising decision and the fate of the former friends takes an unexpected turn.
This "letter drama" was first published in 1938 and immediately caused a tremendous stir. Even at this early stage, the fictional correspondence narratively portrayed the corrosive poison of National Socialism. Its late publication in Germany in 2000 amounted to a literary sensation.
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When:

Saturday 15.04.23 20:00 - 22:00

Where:

Venue:

Culture house Weißenfels

Merseburger Street 14
06667 Weissenfels
Phone: +49 3443 / 370339
E-mail: veranstaltungsmanagement@weissenfels.de

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