We Are the Memory: Stories of the Witnesses of the Second World War in the Theatrical Animation
A group of children are playing inside of a train station. Suddenly they run to different parts of
the station and form four groups. Each group simultaneously start to talk to random passersby who are not expecting to hear four tragic stories from these playful children…
First story is about eleven-year-old Asaf and seven-year-old Zuzana. Second story is about
thirteen-year-old Marie and sixteen-year-old Rudolf. Third story is about three-year-old Eva.
Fourth is about fifteen-year-old Jiri. All of these children have once travelled by train – some of
them to England, some of them to countries names they even never heard of, some of them to
After they finish telling the stories, all four group of children get together. They invite the
passers-by to one room inside the station and start to speak about themselves, their own
feelings and about their experience of meeting the real people that they just played: Asaf,
Zuzana, Marie, Rudolf, Eva a Jiri, who were their age when the war started…
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Tamara Pomoriški and Stanice Techniků
This project won´t be possible without the amazing work of Theater Na de Dam – especially Hanna Timmers, Isa van Dam and Loulou Sjerps. The Prague project is being realized thanks to the support of the House of Children and Youth of the Capital of Prague – Stanice Techniků, particularly of Hana Vondráková. The project is made with the help of Penta Real Estate who is responsible for the spaces of Masaryk´s Railways Station where the performance is held.
We thank the most our witnesses of the second world war who were so kind as to share their lifestories with us and the youth: Mr Asaf Auerbach, Mrs Eva Benešová, Mrs Zuzana Marešová, Mr Jiří Pavel Kafka, Mrs Marie Vítovcová and Mr Rudolf Roubíček.
And we also thank to all the children and youngsters dedicating their time to this project, and to their parents who gave us the trust to work with their children.
Other supporters without who the project would not have been complete:
Jewish Museum in Prague
the Embassy of the Netherlands in Czech Republic