This book is about a major figure of the twentieth century - Leo Baeck, as well as about a major topic - the Holocaust. While not well known outside of Germany before World War II, Baeck became famous after the war because of his faith, service to others, and endurance while a prisoner in the «model» concentration camp, Theresienstadt. The translators, David Dowdey and Robert Wolfgang Rhée, are presenting to the American public a play originally written in German by Erwin Sylvanus. The English version was adapted for performance in 1988 to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of
Kristallnacht. Leo Baeck, the writer and thinker, will remain unknown for many; Leo Baeck, the compassionate survivor of Nazi atrocities, will not remain unknown for readers of this text.