Play Reading at AGM on 2 July 2017
Preceding the 2017 Second Generation Network AGM, there was a play-reading from First Generation member Ruth Barnett’s play What Price Justice? The play tells the true story behind the (German public television broadcaster) ZDF’s recently-released German film, Landgericht (County Court). The film was based on Ursula Krechel’s novel of the same name, winner of the 2012 German Book Prize (Deutscher Buchpreis). Both used Ruth’s own account of her family’s persecution by the Nazis, in her book Person of No Nationality, which lead to her and her brother’s escape to the UK as young children.
The play-reading was the world première of Ruth’s two-act play exploring the precarious nature of justice, imperilled in Nazi Germany – and potentially again today. Tracy Elster directed and Laura Pradelska (member of the Third Generation and an actor who has appearing in the popular TV series Game of Thrones) took on a starring role; both are Network members. Network members and and members of Ruth’s family took on some of the roles.
Ruth Barnett instigated the formation of the Second Generation Network, by drawing together the group that produced the Network’s newsletter, originally called Second Generation Voice, following the second Link conference for members of the Second Generation that took place in 1995.
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An excerpt of Ruth’s play will appear in Second Generation Voices October 2017 issue and and interview of Ruth will appear in the January 2018 issue.