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GASTSPIEL: Das ukrainische Tagebuch meiner Mutter AUSVERKAUFT

In the organizer's words:

A scenic portrait of Mark Zak

Benefit guest performance by the Rheinisches Landestheater Neuss

We are delighted to receive donations for the Blue-Yellow Cross!

In 1918, after the Peace of Brest-Litovsk, German soldiers are accommodated in her parents' house. When the Germans withdrew just nine months later, the Ukraine was plunged into war chaos by the attack of two Russian armies, the Bolshevik and the Tsarist. Irina Rogosa was born in Kachovka in 1919 in the middle of a turbulent time. The diary describes her life as a young girl in the Soviet Ukraine, her student years, her first love and the intrusion of the Second World War into the life of the young doctor: a personal fate in the midst of major world events. After her emigration to Germany, she bears witness in a diary and a video interview for her son. Based on this eventful story of his Jewish-Ukrainian family, the author takes us on an expedition into the abysses of the 20th century. He skillfully interweaves the historical connections between Germany, Russia and Ukraine with the biography of a strong personality to create a panorama that touchingly reveals the deeper causes of today's conflict - and poses the question: What historical responsibility do we bear for the horrors of the present?

The event is in German and Ukrainian and will be dubbed into the other language.

The diary will be read in the original Russian and in German translation.

Read by Maryna Bilova, Kerstin Fischer, Stefan Schleue and Mark Zak | Live music (Bandura) Svitlana Kavka | Scenic design Alexander Olbrich | Video and translation Dmytro Obiednikov | Assistance Frieda Küppers (FSJ)

Following the performance, Lars Clarenbach and Mark Zak will be in conversation with Julia Chenusha, CEO and co-founder of the Blau-Gelbes Kreuz association, under the moderation of Alexander Olbrich, Rheinisches Landestheater Neuss.


The production of "My Mother's Ukrainian Diary" contains explicit depictions of suffering and violence in words and images in the context of the Ukrainian famine Holodomor and the Second World War.

This content has been machine translated.


Theater im Bauturm Aachener Straße 24-26 50674 Köln

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