Testimony Theater Project (background)
Testimony Theater is a program created and run by Irit and Ezra Dagan, Israeli actors and theater instructors. High Schools students, first, second, and third generation Holocaust survivors meet in a therapeutic setting to create a project based on first hand experiences during World War Two. This multi-generational interaction leads to a feeling of closeness, co-operation and outreach between teenagers, Holocaust survivors and their children. The encounter generates a warm, familiar environment, providing a basis for fruitful cooperation. The adults achieve a sense of security, openness and joy. The younger participants become the “torch bearers”. In the end, all participants – younger and older alike – have an experience rich in cultural and educational values.