... Bringing Great Jewish Stories to Life
In 1942, after the death of their mother, Jay and Arty Kurnitz are sent to live with their domineering German-Jewish grandmother while their father travels south to look for work. Humorous and touching, the story follows the family as it struggles to come to terms with social and moral issues of the time. This Pulitzer and Tony award winning play reveals that what appears on the surface is rarely what it seems.
By Nina Serrano, Paul Richards, Judith Binder
Their execution marked the dramatic finale of the most controversial espionage case of the Cold War. Was being Jewish in the McCarthy era the tipping point to their arrest and immediate and complicit guilty verdict? A lesson in how xenophobia is dangerous at any time in history.