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Friday 5th of May 2017 8pm - 10pm

Friday, May 5th 2017


Written and performed by Dutch actress Thirsa van Til, this solo piece interweaves the narratives of
Dutch resistance fighter Truus Menger and Hitler’s personal secretary Traudl Junge. Based on
verbatim accounts by the historical figures and the playwright’s own interviews, the play combines
and contrasts the life stories of two women at the heart of the 20th century’s bloodiest conflict.

Truus Menger was a female resistance fighter during the German occupation of the Netherlands in
World War Two; Traudl Junge was personal secretary to Adolf Hitler until his death in the
Führerbunker. Aged just 17 and 22 when the war started, both women made life-altering choices of
which they could predict neither the outcomes, nor the extent to which they would shape their postwar

To dramatize the life stories of two women on opposing sides in war-torn Europe, playwright Van Til
combines documentary and verbatim material with her own interviews. Originally titled Om in de
Overwinning te Geloven (“To Believe in Victory”), the production has enjoyed a successful run in the
Netherlands and has been presented annually for the past four years to coincide with VE Day and
Dutch Remembrance Day celebrations.

Tickets will be available soon via this site.

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