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Passion Play, Oberammergau, Germany

Henry Ford (Ford Motor Company) oon his way to the Passion Plays, 1930 / Der amerikanische Automobilkönig Henry Ford bei den Passionsspielen in Oberammergau [photo: Bundesarchiv, Bild 102-10478 / CC-BY-SA 3.0 / CC BY-SA 3.0 DE (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/de/deed.en)]
Henry Ford (Ford Motor Company) on his way to the Passion Play, 1930 / Der amerikanische Automobilkönig Henry Ford bei den Passionsspielen in Oberammergau [photo: Bundesarchiv, Bild 102-10478 / CC-BY-SA 3.0 / CC BY-SA 3.0 DE (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/de/deed.en)]

A play of life and death, promised in a moment of mortal threat – this is the beginning of the history of the Oberammergau Passion Play in 1633.

In the middle of the Thirty Years War, after months of suffering and death from the plague, the Oberammergauer people swore an oath that they would perform the “Play of the Suffering, Death and Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ” every ten years.

2020 Passion Play has been postponed to 2022 due to the Coronavirus pandemic

Web: https://www.passionsspiele-oberammergau.de/en/home

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