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Nazis Threaten to Blow Up Berlin Theater Giving Play on Auschwitz

December 20, 1965
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An anonymous threat to “blow up with explosives” the Freie Volkshuehle Theater unless it removes within three days an anti-Nazi play it is showing, was received by the theater’s management in the mail.

The play, “The Investigation,” is based on the proceedings of the August trial in Frankfurt of 20 officials and medical personnel of the Auschwitz concentration camp. The play was written by Peter Weiss, and has drawn favorable attention from anti-Nazi Germans.

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