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Investigation, the (1963) [Play]
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The Investigation is a dramatic reconstruction of the Frankfurt War Crimes trials, based on the actual evidence given. This testimony, concerning Auschwitz and the atrocities which were enacted there, has been edited and extracted by Peter Weiss into a dramatic document that relies solely and completely on the facts for its effectiveness.

There is no artistic license, no manipulation of facts and figures, no rearrangement of events for theatrical effect. Nameless witnesses stand and recall their appalling memories of Auschwitz, allowing us to bear witness to their painful and painstaking search for truth and, ultimately, justice. What emerges is a chastening and purging documentary of deeply moving power.

Original title: Die Ermittlung
Original languages: German


Genre: Drama and PlaysGerman

Edition #1: The Investigation: A Play

Edition #2: The Investigation: Oratorio in 11 Cantos

The Investigation: Oratorio in 11 Cantos (1966)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Alexander Gross
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Manifested in:

The Investigation (1996)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London
Publisher: Marian Boyers
ISBN: 0714503010
Dimensions: 5.3 x 8.4 x .5
Pages: 206

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