Frederik Mayet plays Jesus Christ in the Oberammergau Passion Play, in 2010. Photo: Stuart Forster Frederik Mayet plays Jesus Christ in the Oberammergau Passion Play, in 2010. Photo: Stuart Forster
Frederik Mayet plays Jesus Christ in the Oberammergau Passion Play, in 2010. Photo: Stuart Forster

In Germany, the Oberammergau Passion Play, a centuries-old tribute to plague victims, is hit by the coronavirus pandemic

  • The Bavarian village first performed the play, telling the story of Christ’s crucifixion and resurrection, in 1634, after being ravaged by plague
  • Usually held every 10 years – due to involve 2,500 villagers – it has been postponed until 2022. It is one of only a handful of times it has been delayed

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Frederik Mayet plays Jesus Christ in the Oberammergau Passion Play, in 2010. Photo: Stuart Forster Frederik Mayet plays Jesus Christ in the Oberammergau Passion Play, in 2010. Photo: Stuart Forster
Frederik Mayet plays Jesus Christ in the Oberammergau Passion Play, in 2010. Photo: Stuart Forster
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