the Theater Group
concentration camp 1943-1944
From July 1943 to June 1944, the Westerbork Theater Group stages six shows behind
the concentration camp's walls:
- Bunter Abend (1)
- Humor und Melodie
- Bravo! Da capo!
- Bunter Abend (2)
- Bunter Abend (3)
- Total verückt
||Even before Nazi German officials take
command of the camp, as early as 1940, entertainment is organized at Westerbork.
This includes a
camp orchestra, chamber music and choral performances as well as a production of
Shakespeare's "Mid Summer Nights Dream" and also cabaret. But, until 1943, these
theater productions remain essentially amateur in nature.
Professional theater productions
in Westerbork concentration camp only begin after numerous German, Austrian and Dutch
Jewish stage personalities have been deported there.