Join NYTF this Passover season as we commemorate the 79th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.

On erev Peysakh, April 19, 1943 fighters in the Warsaw Ghetto began armed resistance against their Nazi captors, heroically holding them off for forty-two days, becoming the symbols of all Jewish resistance during the Holocaust. Here we are in 2022, commemorating the event.

We present a program from 2018:
Camp Hemshekh
The 75th Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
Memorial Program

Press arrow to stream the recording of the Ghetto Memorial Presentation from 2018 in which alumni of Camp Hemshekh, a summer camp for children of Holocaust survivors, re-enacted the camp’s annual “Ghetto Night” program of songs, poems, and recitations.  Presented in English and Yiddish (with subtitles).  

Participants:  Rivka Augenfield, Mikhl Baran z”l, Jane Becker, Melissa Biren, Janice Baran Blatt, Joanne Borts, Sabina Brukner, Raizel Fishman Candib, Caroline Chanin, Jessica Chanin, Belinda Cooper, Erb Cooper, Francine Dunkel, Michael Fox, Ruth Baran Gerold, Sarita Russ Gocial, Sandra Golde Gollup, Anna Fishman Gonshor, Donna Groman, Annette Harchik, Ellen Goldwasser Hill, Feygele Jacobs, Sam Kazman, Abe Kirshenblat, Marcel Kshensky, David Levine, Debbie Fogel Lewis, Shifee Lovitt Losacco, Audrey Herman Mlotek, Moishe Mlotek, Zalmen Mlotek, Elliott Palevsky, Moishe Palevsky, Avram Patt, Moish Russ, Ruth Stark, Morton Tankus, Paula Teitelbaum, Gitl Schaechter-Viswanath, Jay Wisnicki, Andrea Kaplan Wright, Philip Yucht, Sharon Zelmanowitz. 

Program from the 2018 Presentation

79th Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

Tuesday April 19, 2022 at 1pm at der shteyn Riverside Park (between 83rd and 84th Streets)

This year, we’re officially back LIVE, in person, and under the open skies at the stone, in Riverside Park (between 83rd and 84th Streets). We are working on recording the program to release as soon as possible after on video for those who can’t attend in person. This year’s program will feature talks and readings by:

Judy Batalion, author of The Light of Days: The Untold Story of Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler’s Ghetto

Steven Meed, translator of Vladka Meed’s On Both Sides of the Wall: Memoirs from the Warsaw Ghetto

Eleanor Reissa, author of The Letters Project: A Daughter’s Journey

and Marcel Kshensky, Chair.

We will also hear songs and readings from the khaveyrim: Joanne H. Borts, Maida Feingold, Michael Fox, Ben Gurdus, Shifee Losacco, Zalmen Mlotek, Steven Skybel, and members of the Workers Circle College Activist Group. 

Please join us, and bring friends and family!

In partnership with Friends of the Bund, and in association with the Jewish Labor Committee, the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene, POLIN: The Museum of the History of Polish Jews, the Workers Circle, and the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. 

The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene stands in solidarity mit undzere brider un shvester in Eretz Yisroel.

We condemn this brutal attack against Jewish men, women and children as they woke up to celebrate Shabbas and the end of our holiest days.  Fifty years and one day after the Yom Kippur War and only 80 years after the Shoah we cannot understate the seriousness of this attack on Jews. 
An attack on one Jew is an attack on all.

Am Yisroel Chai

Sandra F. Cahn and Carol Levin,
NYTF Board co-Chairs

Mark Mlotek
NYTF President

Zalman Mlotek
NYTF Artistic Director 

Dominick Balletta
NYTF Executive Director