Kressman Taylor’s Prescient Book about Nazi Germany Is Still Timely
The Stan Greenspon Center for Peace and Social Justice will commemorate Yom Hashoah, Holocaust
Rememberance Day, by welcoming two of Charlotte’s most respected actors, Charles LaBorde and Dennis Delamar. The actors will perform a staged reading from Kressman Taylor’s “Address Unknown.”
This powerful work, capturing the correspondence between two German businessmen, was first published in 1938 and served as a wake-up call to Americans about the dangers and inevitable consequences of the growing European conflict. Today, it serves as a cautionary tale about the dangers of intolerance.
As to why she wrote the book, Kathrine Kressman Taylor said, “A short time before the war, some cultivated, intellectual, warmhearted German friends of mine returned to Germany after living in the United States. In a very short time they turned into sworn Nazis. They refused to listen to the slightest criticisms about Hitler …”
The timeliness of the piece is also demonstrated by this excerpt from a letter by the German character, Martin Schulse: “I have never hated the individual Jew – yourself I have always cherished as a friend, but you will know that I speak in all honesty when I say I have loved you, not because of your race but in spite of it.”
April 24, 7:30-9:30 PM
Ketner Auditorium, Skyes Learning Center, Queens University of Charlotte
This is a free event.
A dessert reception will immediately follow the performance.Y