For the Love of a Leica

A Russian colonel's obsession with a Leica in Brest, Poland in 1940 drives him to send the camera's Jewish owner to a labor camp and deport his family to Siberia. Ironically, he becomes the family's savior when all 30,000 Brest Jews are slaughtered by the Nazis. A story of one family's resilience and their redemptive reunion with their Russian colonel.
Format: Full-length drama
Cast Size:7M/1F
Running Time: 75 minutes
Character breakdown:

Moshe Rose—owner of Leica
Esther Rose—his wife
Chaim Rose—their son, 12
Spasskii—Russian colonel
Kozlov—Moshe’s Russian boss
Grishka—store attendant
Pytor Ivanovich—store attendant
Stepka—worker in Kozlov’s office

Snapshot

Original or Prominent Production:
Ensemble Theater, Cleveland Heights, Ohio.
Original Source Material: The Leica and other Stories by Harry Rosenberg.
Nationality of Author: Australian
Original Language: English
Publisher:

Self-published memoir by G&M Rosenberg, 1994.

Production Rights Holder:

Cynthia Dettelbach

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