NCC Theatre & Dance Dept. Presents....

Saturday, March 25, 2023
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM (ET)
Mainstage Theater - Building W
Event Type
Special Event
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Theatre Box Office
516-572-7676
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http://calendar.ncc.edu/EventDetails.aspx?EventDetailId=30877

Kindertransport

A portion of the proceeds from Kindertransport will be donated to the NCC
Ukranian Scholarship and the Holy Family Ukranian Catholic Church for the
 Orphan Center in Lviv, Ukraine

 

WHAT:  Kindertransport, by Diane Samuels, takes place simultaneously in 1939, as a nine-year old German Jewish girl named Eva is sent to England on the Kindertransport to be safe from Nazi oppression, and in 1974 England, when Evelyn’s daughter Faith is preparing to leave home.  Faith finds old letters and photos in the attic which reveals a secret her mother has kept hidden since she was a teenager.

 

“There was a poster that said, “War is not healthy for children and other living things.” War not only affect those who are shot and killed. The impact of living through a war can affect people that survived the war, and their children, for generations. This play tells the story of a Jewish girl who was sent away to safety before her parents were taken to the Death Camps.

 

The Kindertransport saga began in 1938 in Nazi-controlled Germany on the night of November 9-10, a night which became known as Kristallnacht, the "Night of Broken Glass," when 30,000 Jewish males were rounded up, arrested, and deported to concentration camps. More than a thousand synagogues and Jewish owned businesses across Germany and Austria were looted and burned.  Immediately after this event, an urgent appeal went out to the nations of the world to open their doors to Germany's Jewish children, in order to save them from the imminent threat of deportation to the Death Camps. Beginning on December 2, 1938, trains left Germany filled with Jewish children ages nine months to seventeen years old. Nine months later, on September 3, 1939, war was declared and the railroads were shut down. Nearly 10,000 Jewish children were sent to England and distributed among private foster families, orphanages, hostels and farms throughout England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Everyone thought that this separation would only last a few months, but 90% of the parents perished in the Death Camps and the children never saw their parents again.”

Director, Abbe Gail Gross

WHEN:  March 23, 25, 29, 31; April 2

All shows 7:30 p.m.; Sunday matinees 2:00 p.m.

 

General Admission Tickets:  $10.00

NCC Students:  Free with valid ID

Discount Tickets:  $8.00 Veterans, Alumni, NCC Employees, Seniors 60+

All Students - any age:  $10.00

 

Performed by Special Arrangement with Susan Schulman, A Literary Agency, 454 W. 44th Street, NY, NY 10036. 

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