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The Sanctification of the Name (Kiddush Hashem), Sholem Asch

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The Sanctification of the Name (Kiddush Hashem), Sholem Asch


In his memoirs, Michał Weichert describes his production of The Sanctification of the Name thus:

The Sanctification of the Name played 250 times in Warsaw and, later, countless times in all of Poland's big cities. For the one hundredth performance, Sholem Asch came. It was the first time he saw this set design. He had not even read about it and still went ahead and authorized it. After the third act, he got onto the stage and gave a lecture. Compliments for me and the actors flowed from him. Among other things he said, "Weichert is the conscience of Jewish literature."




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