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A Night to Remember – The Ghetto Cabaret

When:
15 June - 25 June 2017 (7.30pm Thursdays & Saturdays; 2.00pm & 7.30pm Sundays)

Where:
The Kadimah Jewish Cultural Centre
7 Selwyn St
Elsternwick, 3185

Who:
The Kadimah Jewish Cultural Centre & National Library

Cost:
$50 general, $40 Kadimah & JHC members/concession; $25 full-time students for matinees only

Contact:
Fay Burstin, (03) 9523 9817

Cultures and/or faiths:
Jewish, Russian

The Kadimah Jewish Cultural Centre and the neighbouring Jewish Holocaust Centre are joining forces to present A Night to Remember – The Ghetto Cabaret. The script is in English and incorporates 13 Yiddish songs penned and performed in World War 11 ghettos of Europe, many unheard for 70 years. The ambition was to bring to life the irrepressible spirit and culture that brought joy, dignity and resilience in the worst of times. In every wartime ghetto, Jews continued their rich cultural life, despite the constant fear, the threat of deportation, hunger and disease. Cabaret and reviews were particularly popular. Artists wrote songs, sketches and plays which were performed to full houses. A Night to Remember is set in a nameless ghetto in 1941 and there’s not a Nazi in sight. Cabaret was a form of resistance – about life in the face of death, humanity in the face of humiliation. Bookings: https://www.trybooking.com/OVIB

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