ST. GEORGE – The Pine View High School drama department will tell the dramatic story of three boys, who stood up for their religious beliefs in Nazi Germany, in their presentation of “Huebener” Feb. 19-22 at the Pine View High auditorium in St. George. This unique story and provocative play was written by Brigham Young University professor Thomas F. Rogers who will be in attendance at the opening night performance on Feb. 19.
By 1941, Hitler’s Nazi regime had seized unbelievable control over the German people, dictating what they read, what they said – even what they believed. A whispered criticism of the Nazi Party could lead to a Gestapo interrogation and prison. In this environment, a young man, sixteen years old, took action that some considered foolhardy, and others viewed as treacherous and morally wrong. What he did was certainly dangerous.
Today, many consider his actions heroic. This is the story of Helmuth Huebener. Helmuth Huebener led a resistance group composed of himself and two of his childhood friends from his LDS Church branch. The three of them carefully distributed flyers throughout Hamburg that denounced Hitler and his propaganda machine. This play chronicles what happened to these young men, and the ultimate price paid by those who dared to stand up for the truth.
Event details and contact information
- When: Feb. 19-22, at 7:30 p.m.
- Where: Pine View High auditorium, 2850 East 750 North, St. George
- Tickets are $8 each and can be purchased online at the Pine View Theatre website
- Contact: 435-628-5255
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