A Thousand Murdered Girls
A piece of History comes to Liverpool's Unity Theatre on Sat 23rd June.
Did you know that thousands of anti-fascists who had fought long and hard against German Nazis had been imprisoned for years after the Second World War in concentration camps? Their crime ‘fighting fascism’.
An all Liverpool cast of the drama group 'Insurrection' perform 'A Thousand Murdered Girls' the play based on the last testaments of resistance fighters in the 1940s and the hidden diaries of woman who where imprisoned in camps on the Greek island of Trikeri between 1949 and 1953. The play uses drama, film, music and poetry to tell the tales of the women.
5000 woman and hundreds of children had been imprisoned on the camp in 1949, when Nazi collaborators took over the running of Greece after the 2nd world war. They began arresting anyone who had opposed the 3rd Reich. It was 30 years later that the women returned to find their diaries still in tacked, buried aside a tree on the grounds were the camp use to be. The diaries give testament to both the harrowing andtortuousexperience of the women but also the resilience. warmth and beauty that comes through such times. A thousand murdered girls tells the stories of women who had resisted the German occupation and then resisted their home grown fascism, during what was a turbulent 40 years of Modern Greek History, one that ended with the fall of the generals in 1974.
The play uses authentic materials based on the work of Greek writers and poets EleniFourtounia and Rita Boumi Pappas and is a collaboration between Liverpool based writer and poet Darren Guy and a number of Greek researchers and translators.
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