The Westerbork Serenade


The Westerbork Serenade is the title of a love song written by Dutch singing duo, Johnny and Jones, just before their deportation to Auschwitz in 1944. The play tells the true story of Jewish cabaret performers held by the Nazis in the Dutch transit camp of Westerbork, and portrays songs and vaudeville sketches that were actually staged in the camp revues. Some of Berlin's greatest stars performed at Westerbork, thereby delaying their transport to death camps.
Format: One-man show
Cast Size: 1M


Original or Prominent Production: NYC Fringe Festival, August 1998; tour of The Netherlands, 2010.
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Original Language: English
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See The Westerbork Serenade website.

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