On Sunday 30 April, students of Orot, the religion school at Edgware and Hendon Reform Synagogue, performed ‘three sisters’ a play written by their teacher, Laurence Stein, based on the book of the same name, written by Heather Morris who wrote ‘ The Tattooist of Auschwitz’.
Three sisters is the true life story of Cibi, Magda, and Livi who survived the atrocities at Auschwitz, made a life for themselves in Israel, married fellow holocaust survivors, and in the case of Magda and Livi, went to work for Vera Weizmann, the wife of the first President of Israel.
The play focussed on the life of the sisters after the holocaust and how Heather Morris learnt about their experiences.
Laurence Stein said, ” It is so important that children at religion schools learn about the atrocities of the holocaust, but it is also imperative that they learn that a number of Jews did survive and went on to make a valuable contribution to society. The students took the subject matter really seriously and maturely, performed the play responsibly and sensibly and were a credit to their families and friends as well as other members of EHRS who came to support them”.