Even after many years, one must not forget the atrocities committed by the NSU. The play “Judgments” is intended to remind of exactly this and the time afterwards.
August 29, 2001: Habil Kılıç, 38, is shot dead in the family’s shop on Bad-Schachener-Strasse. On June 15, 2005, Theodoros Boulgarides, 41, was also shot dead in his shop on Trappentreustraße.
It was only in 2011 that it became clear that the murders were committed by the National Socialist Underground (NSU). The families of the victims suffer another trauma after the acts. “What was defining for the families affected up to the self-exposure of the NSU war: not being able to grieve, to be constantly suspected,” explains Christine Umpfenbach.
The Munich director and author took up this time in a play. “Judgments” was shown from 2014 to 2017. On Thursday, October 21st, the nationwide theater project “No line!” Starts.
Hello Munich is giving away 3×2 tickets for the performance of “Judgments” on October 26th in the “Resi”.
Contact with those affected is important – disappointment with the NSU trial and its verdict as part of the new play
The deeds and backgrounds of the NSU are taken up artistically. In the course of this, asked whether one could show again – it was further developed: “I was interested in expanding the judgment and including how the relatives are doing now.”
The NSU trial disappointed them. “Some of the indictments received very mild sentences. It’s sad and frustrating, especially for the relatives. ”They had hoped that the structures behind the NSU would also be exposed. “The fact that neo-Nazis were there at the time of the verdict and cheered about the mild verdicts was a very hurtful moment.”
“Not yet safe in Germany today”
The play is recommended for ages 14 and up. “It is important to address the younger generation. This is an age at which you develop an opinion, develop a judgment. “
Since the first interviews for the play, Umpfenbach has stayed in contact with most of the interviewees. “The feeling that the fear still exists today that they are not safe in Germany.”
It will show the perspective of those affected. “Your voices should be heard,” is how she describes her motivation. “It is important to me that I do not forget that racist attitudes in society can lead to right-wing violence. There is a continuity of right-wing violence, which must also be addressed in the theater. “