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NINE: A Night to Remember


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My Report to the World: The Story of Jan Karski

A Workshop Staged Reading of a New Play by Clark Young and Derek Goldman

Featuring Academy-Award Nominated Actor DAVID STRATHAIRN as Jan Karski

Directed by Derek Goldman

Starring Oscar-nominated actor David Strathairn (Good Night and Good Luck; Lincoln), the play recounts the astonishing and largely unknown story of Polish World War II hero and Holocaust witness Jan Karski.

Karski's determination to report on the extermination of Jews in his native Poland led him on a dangerous mission to alert America and Great Britain about the horrors of the Holocaust. A rousing adventure story with elements of a spy thriller, Karski's journey is an inspiring story of extraordinary heroism and courage.

The play travels from Karski's childhood in the Polish countryside to the Warsaw Ghetto and Nazi camps; from a fateful meeting with President Roosevelt to Karski's shattering and revelatory testimony in Claude Lanzmann's epic documentary Shoah. Through this theatrical journey, the enduring lessons of Karski's life — especially his belief in humanity, even in the darkest times — are revealed.

A post-performance Speaker Series will be offered on several dates, with David Strathairn in conversation with leading scholars and journalists. The July 15 evening performance will feature award-winning author and journalist Andrew Nagorski. On July 22, special guests include Father Leo O'Donovan (former President of Georgetown University) and Rabbi Elie Weinstock (Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun) in a discussion on "Heroes and the Holocaust."

Free, but RSVP is necessary as space is limited.

All tickets unclaimed 10 minutes prior to the start time of a performance may be released to patrons on standby. A standby line will form in the lobby of the Museum one hour before each show time.


Matinee Wednesday | July 15 | 1 P.M.

Introduction by Museum Director

David G. Marwell

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Evening Wednesday | July 15 | 7:30 P.M.

Award-winning journalist and author Andrew Nagorski in conversation with David Strathairn following the performance

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Evening Wednesday | July 22 | 7 P.M

Father Leo O'Donovan (former

President of Georgetown University),

Rabbi Elie Weinstock (Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun), and

David Strathairn

in a post-performance

discussion on "Heroes and the Holocaust"

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Matinee Thursday | July 23 | 3 P.M.
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Evening Thursday | July 23 | 7:30 P.M.  
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Late Saturday | July 25 | 9:30 P.M.  
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Presented in partnership with The Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics at Georgetown University, Bisno Productions, and the Jan Karski Educational Foundation, co-sponsored by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, with promotional support from the Polish Cultural Institute New York.



Tisha B'Av
Saturday, July 25, 9:06 P.M. – 12:00 A.M.

NINE: A Night to Remember

Join MJH and Lab/Shul for a curated night of innovative performances, discussions, gallery tours, and candlelit contemplation as we mark Tisha B'Av, the commemoration of destruction, exile, and loss.





Friday, July 31, 5:30 P.M.

With Amichai Lau-Lavie and Special Guests

Kick off your weekend with friends, food and drinks, a massage, and the best Hudson River sunset views in downtown. MJH and Lab/Shul host a pre-Shabbat party for twenty- and thirty-somethings to end the workweek the best way possible.

Pay what you can.

This program is generously supported in part by UJA-Federation of New York.



The Museum's public programs are made possible through a generous gift from Mrs. Lily Safra.

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