The Holocaust Theater Catalog (HTC) is a partnership between the National Jewish Theater Foundation, the Sue and Leonard Miller Center for Contemporary Judaic Studies at the University of Miami, as well as nationally recognized Holocaust scholars, playwrights, activists, and various other funders. The HTC is truly an index in that it does not contain full text, audio, or visual materials for the plays; instead it provides a method to search and retrieve basic information - author, title, topics, rights holders, experience chronicled - for over 650 theater works from 1933 to the present relating to the Holocaust. This means that HTC enables interested theater producers, actors, artists, students, and educators to identify plays that deal with issues related to the Holocaust for production, teaching, or scholarship. Why is this important? The answer is in a short introductory video (2:04) on the website, by Michael Berenbaum, one of the scholars affiliated with HTC. The treatment of the Jews executed in the concentration camps was specifically intended to de-humanize them. "The goal of theater is to re-humanize these people."
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