Photo Gallery: Oberammergau's Passion Play

Photo Gallery: Oberammergau's Passion Play

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Modernity Vs. Tradition in Oberammergau Bavarian Village Divided over Updates to World-Famous Passion Play

For almost 400 years, the residents of the Bavarian village of Oberammergau have performed their world-famous Passion Play, a reenactment of the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ. But the play's avant-garde director, who is determined to erase traces of anti-Semitism from the piece, has left locals at odds over how to reconcile modern Christianity and tradition.
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan