Passion Play
Published by The Eriskay Connection

In the 17th century, the citizens of Oberammergau made a covenant with God. If he halted the plague, they would reenact The Passion of Christ every ten years for eternity. In 1634, the villagers fulfilled their promise. The performance, like many others of its era, put the blame for Christ’s agonies on what was considered to be his evil opponents: the Jews. In 1934, Adolf Hitler attended Oberammergau’s special Jubilee. This particular performance is the departure point for Regine Petersen’s image-text based narrative which unfolds on two parallel levels: that of the world’s most prominent Passion Play, and that of daily life in the National Socialist village.






May 2023

ISBN 9789492051813

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