The Amazing Life of Margot Heuman

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This work of documentary theatre offers a rare glimpse into a queer life during the Holocaust. Born in 1928 in Germany, Margot Heuman is a survivor of Theresienstadt ghetto, Auschwitz, Neuengamme, and Bergen-Belsen. She is the first lesbian Holocaust survivor to bear testimony. Based on the historian Anna Hájková's interviews with Heuman, we present a poignant look on coming of age as a Jewish queer woman in the concentration camps, on love, choices, sexual violence, homophobia, and survival.

Moving, funny, pragmatic, and always original, Margot Heuman reminds us of humanity within the society of Holocaust victims, but also of the stories that have been erased by the heteronormative expectations of the genocide. Today, Heuman will probably remain the only lesbian voice of a Shoah survivor. “I am amazing,” she tells her interviewer, and our audience.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherBrighton Fringe
Media of outputOnline
Publication statusPublished - 24 Jun 2021
EventThe Amazing Life of Margot Heuman - Brighton, United Kingdom
Duration: 24 Jun 202126 Jun 2021


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