The Holocaust's Greatest Tunnel Escape Reaches New York

An assignment for a writing class brought Ira Fuchs to a newspaper article about a tunnel from a Nazi killing pit in Vilna — and inspired his new off-Broadway play about the Jewish prisoners who secretly dug it

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As a young man, Ira Fuchs dreamed of becoming a playwright. He almost seemed to be on his way when, as a student at New York’s Queens College, he was able to get a few of his one-act plays performed...