"Guten Morgen!" - Holocaust Survivor

Haverhill, Massachusetts

MONOLOGUE DESCRIPTION

Time: Contemporary                                

Situation: An elderly Holocaust survivor in a nursing home has been awakened suddenly from a recurrent dream of her idyllic childhood. She is recounting the dream to her nursing assistant, resenting that she must be awakened to the constant flashbacks from her trauma as a concentration camp prisoner. 

Subject Matter: Dreams, Memory, Holocaust, Trauma Survival, Resilience

Note from Playwright: I was thinking about that precious space between dreaming and waking and wondering what that might be like for an elderly woman with recurrent dreams of warm childhood memories of her mother in sharp contrast to those of her brutal imprisonment in a concentration camp later in her life.

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  • Source
    Stand-Alone Monologue
  • Character Age
    Adult 70+
  • Character Gender Ident./Sexual Orient.
    Female
  • Character Ethnicity
    European, Jewish, White
  • Character Special Traits
    Accent
  • Genre
    Drama
  • Period
    Contemporary
  • Length
    2 min +
  • Writer Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation
    Female
  • Writer Ethnicity
    Jewish
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