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‘playing for Time’ to Be Televised in Germany and Austria

March 12, 1981
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— “Playing for Time”, an American television drama about women inmates of Auschwitz which won critical acclaim in the U.S. last year and stirred bitter controversy, will be shown on the West German and Austrian television networks next week, it was announced here.

The CBS-television play, by Arthur Miller, dealt with the experiences of Fania Fenelon, a half-Jewish French nightclub singer who was a member of the women’s orchestra at the Auschwitz extermination camp. Ms. Fenelon charged that her autobiography was distorted in crucial passages. She also joined the many Jewish organizations and individuals who objected to the casting of British actress Vanessa Redgrave in the starring role of Fania because of Redgrave’s public support of the Palestine Liberation Organization.

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