Dir. Douglas Wolfsperger (85min, Germany, 2014)
German with English Subtitles
Holocaust? Again? That’s the reaction of the youth theater company at the Berliner Schaubühne to their newest project: Brundibar, the children’s opera, originally performed at Theresienstadt. This is not a theoretical school lesson, and they are thrown directly into the maelstrom of history when their class travels to Terezin to learn about the terrors of the Third Reich.
The group is accompanied by the charismatic dame Greta Klingsberg, one of the few survivors of the original cast of Brundibar. She takes the kids on a trip back in time and, slowly, they begin questioning their lazy attitude towards German history.