8 October: Yortsaytlikht (Memorial Candle) – A Reading of a One-Act Play

8 October 2023, 4 pm

“From you, the killers have taken away what to see with, and from me, they have taken away what to see.”

A hospital in the Soviet Union, 1946. Tropimov can’t sleep. In the morning, when the bandages are finally removed, he will find out whether he can see. Meanwhile Dr. Soyfer, who operated on him, is dreaming of the mother he will never see again.

A dramatization of a story written immediately after the war by one of Berlin’s greatest Yiddish authors, Dovid Bergelson (1884–1952).

Original story by Dovid Bergelson, dramatized by Dovid Likht

Initiated and directed by Daniel Galay, chairman of the Leyvik House in Tel Aviv

The reading will be in Yiddish with no translation.

Daniel Galay as Yerofey Simyonovitish Tropimov, Jake Schneider as Dr. Soyfer, Anna Rozenfeld as Krankenshvester, and Osian Evans Sharma as the narrator.

Galerie ZeitZone
Adalbertstrasse 79
10997 Berlin

Free admission, donations encouraged