I pretend I am not a Jew because my life depends on it

In this place where even the smallest percentage can mean extinction, this is more than merely a white lie � and I cling to it.

I don�t completely understand why people tell on people and so some of us who say we are something we are not get caught and branded, not merely as a Jew, but as a lying Jew, and get hurt worse for deceiving them.

At what point do we stop being a Jew?

How many generations back to we have to go before we can say we are something other than what we are?

And who gets to calculate all this?

How do we take the measure of a man or women so they gain the right to live?

I don�t look like a Jew or act the way they say Jews act.

I do not feel like I belong to any of them except as fear I might follow them to where they all must go sooner or later.

And in the end, when I am most scared, when I think someone is onto me, I wonder to which God to I pray to come save me?


Because some professional actors said they could not use the work unless they were published; I have finally published these monologues and others -- and these are available at This collection includes other material not originally available on this site -- slightly over 40 monologues.
Holocaust Monologues: the real and the unreal

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