Remembering the consequences of the Kapp Putsch for the Ruhr Area

26.10.2020

Theater Traumbaum masters premiere

A play about the Kapp-Lüttwitz military coup and the rescue of democracy by the people of the Ruhr area

The remembrance of the “March storms 1920” became unforgettable “Autumn storms 2020”

In most history books the events appear only as a footnote, but in 1920 the people of the Ruhr area saved the then still young republic from the military coup under Kapp-Lüttwitz. At the risk of their lives, they saved democracy with great civil courage. All this is forgotten today, repressed or disfigured by the National Socialists.

Theater Traumbaum brings fates and stories from the period from August 1914 to April 1920 to life on stage under difficult pandemic conditions, because even today, although 100 years lie between them, our society is again moving in the same field of tension: then between democratic equality of all people against nationalistic militarism, today between peaceful commitment for human rights against the new extreme and violent nationalists who populistically push themselves into the middle of our society.

Supported by: BUXUS FOUNDATION and Ministry for Homeland, Municipal Affairs, Construction and Equality of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia

“The wild 1920s at the river Ruhr. A Piece of Ruhr Area History” (WAZ article)

Further school performances will take place from October 26 to 29, 2020, at 10:00 a.m.

Admission: 5,00 € Duration: 60 minutes plus follow-up discussion with the actors

 

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