Henrik Eger’s Memorial Service

A virtual memorial service held on Sunday, January 17, 2021, for Dr. Henrik Eger, who died January 3, 2021, at the age of 79. It was recorded and is now viewable on the Phindie YouTube page.

Henrik was born in 1941 in German-occupied Paris, and grew up in West Germany. He moved to England at age 20, embarking on a life studying and teaching on three continents and six countries that included work as a German translator for Martin Luther King, Jr., in the mid-1960s. He earned a Ph.D. at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1991 and moved to Philadelphia the following year for a position as professor of English and Communication at Delaware County Community College in Media, PA. A lifelong lover of creative arts, he was an enthusiastic booster for the performing arts in Philadelphia and around the world, with a focus on Jewish theater. His own play, Metronome Ticking, which juxtaposed extracts from his father’s wartime correspondence with remembrances by a Holocaust survivor, was performed multiple times in the United States and Germany. He wrote dozens of articles, stories, plays, and textbooks, many of which can be found on his website Drama Around the Globe and in these pages.

With remembrances by
Michael Fiscaro
Judith Trustone
Susan Lodish
Bob Spitz
Tina Gill
& Christopher Munden

Music by
Jack Scott & Ingrid Rosenback of Last Chance

Memories from
Christine Schmidt
Kashef Javeed
Peggy Smith
Susan Kimes
& Mitchell Maltenfort

Production thanks to
Erica Hoelscher
Bob Schmidt
& Tina Brock

2 Replies to “Henrik Eger’s Memorial Service”
  1. Mr. Eger wrote wonderful reviews and I shall miss them. His cosmopolitan view of entertainment was enlightening. My condolences to his friends, colleagues, and family.

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