Written in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi camps, "What We Saw" was inspired by the first-person testimonies of two liberators from Alabama: J. George Mitnick, the father of Ronne Hess, who wrote a letter to his family in 1945 about his experience as a liberator; Travis Ray Carter, who was interviewed by Amy McDonald and Ann Mollengarden in 2012 about his experience. The words of these two thoughtful and courageous men are the basis for the content of "What We Saw." This piece was performed at L'Chaim 2015.
Written by Deborah Layman
Musical Direction by Alan Goldspiel
Actors: Sam Chalker as Travis Ray Carter, Ward Haarbauer as J. George Mitnick
Alan Goldspiel, Guitar
Cantor Jessica Roskin, Vocalist