“Day is Darkness” anti-Nazi play

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Image: Library of Congress https://www.loc.gov/resource/cph.3b49040/ .

“Although Hitler was on the rise, other people of the world resisted and fought Nazi totalitarian regime of Germany. Underground workers, allied countries, and movements by civilians all were working forces to create a Nazi resistance and sabotage Hitler’s Nazi Germany. They sabotaged in the forms of literature, propaganda, revolts, and by helping Jews escape.

“There were many underground workers in the form of literature. These works of literature were plays, books, articles, or newspapers. In the United States, a famous anti-Nazi play was called, “Day is darkness”, and was written by George Fess. It was put on in 1939 sponsored by the Federal Theatre Project. This is one way the United States used writing to evoke anger against the Nazi’s through a form of literature.”

Excerpt from https://history.libraries.wsu.edu/fall2015/2015/08/28/human-trafficking-during-wwii/ .

The Federal Theater Project was created by the U.S. government. Learn more at http://www.historylink.org/File/3978 .

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