The Investigation


The Investigation (1965) is a play by German playwright Peter Weiss that depicts the Frankfurt Auschwitz Trials of 1963–1965. It premiered on October 19, 1965 on stages in fourteen West and East German cities and at the Royal Shakespeare Company in London. It carries the subtitle "Oratorio in 11 Cantos". Weiss was an observer at the trials and developed the play partially from the reports of Bernd Naumann.
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original title: Die Ermittlung
subtitle: Oratorium in elf Gesängen
language: German
date of publication: 1965
main subject: Frankfurt Auschwitz Trials

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