Dance of Death:
Cabaret in the Concentration Camps

USA Premiere
Filmmaker invited: Volker Kühn
Sunday, April 3, 7 pm
Germany, 1990, 74 min,
English & German with English subtitles
Director: Volker Kühn
Producer: Wolfgang Schwiedrzik

In a fitting tribute to the murder of scores of Jewish artists and performers, the filmmakers meticulously matched audio from pre-war recordings with films and still photographs taken by the Nazis in Westerbork, Theresienstadt, Dachau, and Auschwitz, resurrecting, if only for a brief time, the lives and art of some of Europe¹s best known performers, including Willy Rosen, Max Ehrlich, Kurt Gerron, Die Ghetto-Swingers, Johnny and Jones, Fritz Grünbaum, and Lisl Frank. Dance of Death reveals the underlying pathos of the artists, who lived to perform (and owed their lives to performing), yet were forced to watch as others were lead to their

Susanne Weigelin-Schwiedrzik, University of Vienna and visiting
professor at Brandeis University

Center for German and European Studies, Brandeis University



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