The play also intersperses other tales including the story of Lali Sokolov, known as ‘The Tattooist’ of Auschwitz, and Gita Furman who fell in love when interned at Auschwitz.
The Love Story
Aurora Early Education children along with other cast members of Night of the Broken Glass, will be singing about the the love story between Gita and Lali, which is chronicled in ‘The Tattooist of Auschwitz’ by Melbourne author, Heather Morris. Lali and Gita first meet when Lali is tattooing Gita’s Auschwitz prisoner number onto her arm. When the two’s eyes meet, Lali falls in love. Later in their lives, the couple married and move to Australia.
Like the story of the couple, Night of the Broken Glass takes a tragedy and finds the stories of resilience, bravery, hope and perseverance within it. We know that the experience of performing will give our children a deeper understanding of these qualities as well as help develop their sense of tolerance and connection to their community.