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In The Beginning Was The Holocaust


Original date: 8/23/1968. Produced and directed by Christopher Sarson.

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In The Beginning Was The Holocaust
Program Description

Program portrays the emotions of the Holocaust through in studio dramatic performances and readings of Holocaust-related literary works. Divided into three separate, but related dramatically acted segments as follows: Part One: Performance of “Selections From the Chocolate Deal” by Haim Gouri, Translated by Seymour Simckes. Part Two: “The Authors”. Authors Jerzy Kosinski and Elie Wiesel are interviewed by Lawrence Langer, Associate Professor of English, Simmons College. Dramatic readings of the authors works are intercut into the interviews. Later in segment, dramatic piece is acted out. Part Three: Performance of “Journey Through The Night” by Jakov Lind. 1968.



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Broadcast program

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Performance in a Studio
War and Conflict
Chicago: “In The Beginning Was The Holocaust,” 08/23/1968, GBH Archives, accessed April 22, 2024,
MLA: “In The Beginning Was The Holocaust.” 08/23/1968. GBH Archives. Web. April 22, 2024. <>.
APA: In The Beginning Was The Holocaust. Boston, MA: GBH Archives. Retrieved from
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