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Shop on Main Street

by Bernie Spiro – Score by David Nagy

Holocaust Eduction and Awareness


Adapted from the novella by Ladislav Grosman The story takes place in the Slovak town of Sabinov in June, 1942 and revolves around the relationship between Tono Brtko, a poor Catholic Slovak carpenter, and Mrs. Lautman, a widowed Jewish shopkeeper of failing health. In his attempt to protect her from the impending deportations, he puts himself in danger of being perceived as a ‘Jew Lover.’ The ending is shocking as Tono must decide between saving himself or saving Mrs. Lautman.

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