Dedication

Author(s): Roger Peltzman
New York pianist, Roger Peltzman’s one-person show, Dedication, recounts his family’s tragic history fleeing the Nazis in war-torn Europe using drama, humor, powerful images and musical performances of everything from blues to Chopin. Drawn into the story of people he never knew, Peltzman develops a “relationship” with his uncle, Norbert Stern, a brilliant pianist who was murdered in Auschwitz at age 21. Learning that Holocaust trauma can be inherited, Peltzman recounts his coming to terms with second generation survivor trauma and the role of music in helping to manage wounds that will never fully heal. A singular tale from the Holocaust that is at once extraordinary and relatable.
Format: One-man play
Cast Size: 1M
Running Time: 1 hour
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Snapshot

Original or Prominent Production:
First performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August 2022; stagings in Berlin and Brussels in February 2024; production at the Royal Flemish Theatre of Brussels, sponsored by the US State Department; performance at the United Nations for International Holocaust Remembrance Day, New York, January 2025.
Nationality of Author: U.S.
Original Language: English
Production Rights Holder:

Robert Peltzman

Experience(s) Chronicled: Concentration and Extermination Camps

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