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LAST JEW IN POLAND - comedy play


Polonius3 1,000 | 12,446  
25 Apr 2009 /  #1
The Last Jew in Poland, which has been playing at Warsaw's Teatr na Woli since February 2009, is a comedy on anti-Semitism and xenophobia. It was written by Tuvia Tenenbom and is directed by Olga Chajdas. The play tells the story of two Poles, living in the city of Lodz, who fall in love with each other and plan to get married. The groom, knowing that his beautiful fiancée hates Jews, never reveals his Jewish identity to her. He claims to be an atheist. Just before the wedding day a Mormon missionary from Utah, whose assignment is to uncover Jewish families in Lodz, declares that the groom is the son of a Nazi officer and the bride is Jewish.

This is yet another example of the constant rehashing of real or alleged Polish anti-Semitism in Poland's news and entertainment media. One rarely if ever hears the terms Jewish anti-Polonism or Jewish Polonophobia. I wonder why? Is it because it doesn't exist and the Jews love us so?!
McCoy 27 | 1,269  
25 Apr 2009 /  #2
Christ almighty
Miru 1 | 24  
25 Apr 2009 /  #3
Jews... I see Jews everywhere...
ChriztineB  
13 May 2009 /  #4
Where can you find a version of the play to read?
Trevek 26 | 1,702  
14 May 2009 /  #5
One rarely if ever hears the terms Jewish anti-Polonism or Jewish Polonophobia.

I don't know. LPR people seemed to mention it a fair bit!

I do get your point tho'. Interestingly I was in Oswiecim (where Auschwitz/Birkenu museum is for anyone who doesn't know) and saw the grave of the last Jew in Oswiecim who died in 2002 (I think). There is also a working synagogue and Jewish cultural centre. Interesting to wonder how such an allegedly anti-semitic nation allowed that to be founded, isn't it?

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