Address Unknown

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Dramatists Play Service, Inc., Feb 7, 2018 - Performing Arts - 35 pages
In an era of austerity, recession, and rising nationalism, two friends are torn apart when the Nazi regime infiltrates their friendship and families to devastating effect. Based on the bestselling book, which was written as an anti-fascist call to arms and banned in 1930s Germany for dramatically exposing the threat of Nazism, ADDRESS UNKNOWN is a timely warning of how humanity can fail in the face of extreme ideology.

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User Review  - margaretfield - LibraryThing

short read, two friends sending letters back and forth between US and Germany just before WWII. Something kind of great how it articulates the descent from friendship to antisemitic hate. Read full review

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User Review  - vlcraven - LibraryThing

Originally published in 1939, this slim book carries the weight and impact of a novel five times its size. A fictional correspondence between an American Jew and a German follower of Hitler with a gasp-worthy ending. Read full review

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  Kathrine Kressmann Taylor See play(s) Kathrine Kressmann Taylor (1903-1996) won her first writing award at the age of eleven. She went on to write three books and more than a dozen short stories, one of which was included in the Best American Short Stories of 1954. For nineteen years, she was a professor of creative writing and journalism at Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania, where she was the first woman to earn tenure. Her most renowned work is "Address Unknown," a short collection of letters between two friends, one a Jew in San Francisco, one in Germany at the rise of the Nazis. The work has had an international resurgence, now being in print in eighteen languages, and has been performed on stage in eleven different languages.

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