Amid Falling Walls (Tsvishn Falndike Vent)

The musical portrays the indomitable Jewish spirit during the Holocaust through Yiddish song. The production weaves in first-hand testimony of Holocaust survivors through their poetry and music, preserving their authentic voices. It features material written and performed in ghettos, cabarets, partisan encampments in the forests, concentration camps, and clandestine theaters. The musical stands as a tribute, narrating the true story of resistance and hope through the words and melodies of those who endured those harrowing times.
Format: Musical
Cast Size: 5M/5F
Running Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Notes:

Curated and written by Avram Mlotek
Curated and musical arrangements by Zalmen Mlotek and Yosl Mlotek

 

 

Snapshot

Original or Prominent Production:
Museum of Jewish Heritage, Manhattan, NY; November–December, 2023. Directed by Matthew “Motl” Didner.
Original Source Material: Many of the songs were curated by Shmerke Kaczerginski (1908–1954), a Yiddish-speaking poet, musician, writer, partisan fighter, and cultural activist who made it his mission to collect songs of the Holocaust.
Nationality of Author: U.S.
Original Language: Yiddish (with English and Russian supertitles)
Production Rights Holder:

National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene

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