The Westerbork Serenade is a one-person play by David Natale which tells the true story of Jewish cabaret performers held by the Nazis in the Dutch transit camp of Westerbork. From 1942-1944, some of Berlin's greatest stars performed at Westerbork, thereby delaying their transport to death camps. Most, however, were killed before the end of the war.
The play contains period songs, sketches and accounts. "The Westerbork Serenade" is the title of an acerbic love song about camp life written by Dutch singing duo, Johnny and Jones, in 1944, just months before their deportation to Bergen-Belsen death camp.
Gin Hammond directs.