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About This Event

Time: September 13, 2022, 12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m. EDT

Ticket: Free, Registration Required

Location: Virtual Event

Co-presented with:

Washington National Cathedral
  • The Judas kiss scene from a 1930 production of the Oberammergau Passion Play in Oberammergau, Germany. Sueddeutsche Zeitung Photo/Alamy
  • The Judas kiss scene from a 1930 production of the Oberammergau Passion Play in Oberammergau, Germany. Sueddeutsche Zeitung Photo/Alamy

As international audiences flock to Oberammergau, Germany, to see its famous passion play portraying the last week of Jesus’s life, join us to learn how the production has changed since the Holocaust. Presented every ten years since 1634, the play’s script, staging, and costumes reflected and promoted the deep-seated anti-Judaism of European Christianity. Hear from the play’s director and a pastor who specializes in the history of Jewish-Christian relations about how dialogue and changes in Catholic teaching about Jews and Judaism affected the play.

Speakers
Rev. Dr. Peter Pettit, Teaching Pastor, St. Paul Lutheran Church, Davenport, Iowa

Christian Stückl, Play Director, 2022 Oberammergau Passion Play, Oberammergau, Germany

Moderator
Dr. Rebecca Carter-Chand, Director, Programs on Ethics, Religion, and the Holocaust, Mandel Center, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

This program is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

Register to receive a link to view the program.

For more information, please contact Julia Liden at jliden@ushmm.org.