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The Last Boy...the inspiring "Survivor Stories Podcast" that inspired the Broadway-bound play

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Have you always wanted to meet a survivor of the Holocaust? Maybe you've met a survivor but have always wished you could spend time with them to really know them. This is your opportunity. Each year fewer and fewer survivors are still with us. Don't wait for this honor - this privilege, really. "The Last Boy" takes you on a journey with host Steve Fisher and survivor Sid Taussig, back to World War II to Terezin Concentration Camp where 92 teenage boys in Dorm Number One risked their lives to published their own magazine, Vedem, right under the Nazis' noses. Towards the end of the war, 15 year old Sid was the very last boy in Dorm Number One, as all his friends had been transported East to Auschwitz. Not wanting the Nazis to burn the magazine in their attempts to destroy evidence of their atrocities, Sid buried it behind the blacksmith's forge. The blacksmith happened to be Sidney's father, and it would be that stroke of luck which would lead to his and the magazine's survival. When the Russians finally arrived to liberate Terezin in May of 945, Sid dug up Vedem and brought it back with him to Prague. If it hadn't been for him, the world would not know about this invaluable artifact that is not only the longest-running underground publication of the Holocaust, but the most important document for historians and the world to understand what life was like in Terezin. It is also a work of journalistic and literary art, created entirely by boys. The story of Sidney Taussig and the entries from the magazine he and his friends published will make you laugh, cry and cause you to marvel as it shines a light into the corners of the boys' hearts, minds and souls. You'll have the privilege of coming to know not only Sid, but other survivors of Terezin. You will be enchanted by this heartwarming, heartbreaking, and ultimately uplifting story of teenagers - most of whom would not survive - determined to do something extraordinary under impossible circumstances. By hearing about Sid's incredible journey, as well as Steve's journey to come to know and love him like the Jewish grandfather he never had, you'll go on your own journey. Oh, and make your plans to come to NYC to see the play that this podcast gave birth to. After a sold out world premier production, The Last Boy...a new play with music will make a triumphant return to Off Broadway from February 22nd to March 13th, 2022. You can even see it ON Broadway on April 27th, 2022 at 6pm at the one-night only, "A Benefit on Broadway...a Yom HaShoah to remember." For more information, the chance to buy tickets ahead of the public, special offers, and the chance to win a trip to New York to meet the Broadway cast, visit thelastboy.info.
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