Rosenfeld’s War

Author(s): Gus Weill
A docudrama in which six actors take on the roles of 150 historic figures and which dramatizes the failure of Congress to pass legislation in 1939 that would have permitted 20,000 German Jewish children to emigrate to the United States. The play uses actual excerpts from the Congressional hearings to illustrate prevalent anti-Semitism and xenophobia in the country at that time.
Format: Docudrama
Cast Size:6M/2F

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Original or Prominent Production:
May 1988, the Mosaic Theater at the 92nd Street Y, New York City.
Nationality of Author: U.S.
Original Language: English
Experience(s) Chronicled: Escape | Reactions to the Holocaust

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