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East West Street: A Song of Good & Evil






Ukrainian Institute

The Institute for Human Sciences

Center for Urban History of East Central Europe

A partly staged reading inspired by Philippe Sands, the international human rights lawyer and the author of the award-winning bestseller on the Nuremberg trials.

East West Street explores the origins of ‘genocide’ and ‘crimes against humanity’ and the path to justice. The Ratline, the book’s sequel, is to be published in April 2020.

The performance focuses on the lives and ideas of three individuals from the trials: academic Hersch Lauterpacht, prosecutor Raphael Lemkin and Hitler’s lawyer Hans Frank, and the music that connected men on opposite sides of the courtroom.

Following a world tour, East West Street: A Song of Good & Evil receives its Austrian premiere, narrated by award-winning German actress Katja Riemann and Philippe Sands, and directed by Nina Brazier.
Leading bass-baritone Laurent Naouri and renowned jazz pianist Guillaume de Chassy perform music including Bach, Beethoven, Rachmaninov and Leonard Cohen.

Director: Nina Brazier
Screenplay: Philippe Sands
Narrator: Philippe Sands
Narrator: Katja Riemann
Bass Baritone: Laurent Naouri
Piano: Guillaume de Chassy