Ela Stein Weisberger was 11-years-old when she landed the key role as “the cat” in the children’s opera, Brundibár, performed by and for Jewish prisoners in the Theresienstadt concentration camp. Ela is the only performer alive today who acted in all 55 performances, and she continues to devote her life to telling the story of Theresienstadt throughout the United States and Europe. Ela shares the tales of her survival, her role in the opera and the lengths to which she has gone to preserve the stories of those who did not survive.
Filmed in Tappan, New York, USA, 2010
Directed by: Liron Unreich
Camera by: Tal Unreich
Sound: Dalit Shalom
Produced for The Ripple Project by: Michael McDevitt and Liron Unreich
© 2010 The Ripple Project