Der Koffer der Adele Kurzweil

Nach der gleichnamigen Erzählung von Manfred Theisen
(Adele Kurzweil’s Suitcase)
3F / 3M, for ages 12 +

All that remains of Adele is a suitcase found on an attic in the small French town of Auvillar. Adele Kurzweil was born and raised in Graz and fled the Nazis aged 13, first to Switzerland and then to France where she was abducted and taken to Auschwitz. Here, she was murdered. Adele is not a fictional character. A memorial to her is set into a pavement in Graz. But the dates and facts don’t tell the whole story. What does it feel like being a teenage refugee? How does she experience the harassment and hardships, the short phases of peace and quiet, meeting people who are either friendly or hostile? And how does she experience what might turn out to be her first love? How much lust for life and happiness are possible in a life in exile?
Thilo Reffert and Manfred Theisen construct a portrait of a cheerful, strong-willed young woman who dreams of emigrating to America and training to become a fashion designer - and who is not as different to today’s teenagers as the black and white photos or jitttering film recordings from this period might suggest.

Thilo Reffert

Thilo Reffert

Thilo Reffert, born 1970 in Magdeburg, writes theatre plays, audio plays, and novels. His audio plays received, among others, the most prestigious award Hörspielpreis der Kriegsblinden (2010 for Die Sicherheit einer geschlossenen Fahrgastzelle) ...

Plays by Thilo Reffert

Manfred Theisen

Manfred Theisen

Plays by Manfred Theisen






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