SynopsisHolocaust? Again? That’s the first reaction of the members of the youth
theatre company at Berliner Schaubühne when they hear about their newest
project. They shall play the children’s opera ‘Brundibár‘, famous for its being
performed at the concentration camp in Terezín/Theresienstadt.
This is not a highly theoretical history lesson at school, and so they are
thrown into the maelstrom of history when they travel to Terezín to learn
about the terrors of the Third Reich and the place where Brundibár played
such a crucial role. The group is accompagnied by Greta Klingsberg, a charismatic
old lady from Israel and one of the few survivors of the original cast of
‘Brundibár‘. She takes the youngsters on a trip back in time and slowly, they
start questioning their attitude towards German history.