Drama Laboratory, WarsawOur Class
It is a story about primary school pupils, the Jews and Poles, from a little provincial town in eastern Poland. The author follows their lives starting with the interwar period, throughout the wartime, communist times, and ending with the era of new democratic Poland. There is a recurring motif of classes, during which our protagonists acquire the truths which are featured in religion, Polish, mathematics, geography, biology or physics. These truths turn out to be useless in the course of their complicated lives. “Our Class” is a metaphor of Poland. It is about people who are incapable of reacting against history and perform atrocious actions. The drama asks questions about the sources of anti-Semitism and the right to moral evaluation of the deeds of people who participated in those events. It also shows that the responsibility is on Polish as well as Jewish side.