Out of the Wings

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Himmelweg (Camino del cielo) (2002-2003), Juan Mayorga Ruano

Way to Heaven (2005), translated by David Johnston

  • Mayorga, Juan. 2005. Way to Heaven, trans. David Johnston. London, Oberon

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‘Way to Heaven' is the English translation of the German word 'Himmelweg'. This term was the euphemism used by German guards for the ramp that led Jews from trains into gas chambers. In the play the Red Cross Representative is told that 'way to heaven' is the name of the ramp that leads to the concentration camp’s infirmary.


Entry written by Gwynneth Dowling. Last updated on 6 October 2010.

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