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Theater Benefit for The Museum of the History of Polish Jews

Sunday, May 21, 2006, 5:00 PM

New Victory Theater
209 West 42nd Street (bet'n 7th & 8th Avenues), New York, NY
Tickets: $50-$100 

Join us for the new collaboration of artist Maurice Sendak and author Tony Kushner of Brundibar and But the Giraffe. In Brundibar, a brother and sister join forces with some talking animals and a throng of children to outwit the sinister organ-grinder, Brundibar, and earn enough money to buy milk for their sick mother.

Performed 55 times by the children of the Terezin concentration camp, this inspiring work proved to be a powerful protest against the Nazis and continues to provide the timeless message that even in the darkest times of history humankind is capable of producing art and beauty.

The show is suitable for children aged 8 years and older.

Ticket proceeds to benefit the Museum of the History of Polish Jews.

The Museum is the first and only project in Central and Eastern Europe to celebrate 1,000 years of Polish Jewish culture. 80% of the world Jewry can trace their roots to Poland and will be able to identify their beginnings and personal family history through the material and interactive resources in the Museum, which is to be completed by 2008, on the site of the Warsaw Ghetto in Warsaw, Poland.

For more information please e-mail or call 212-836-1536.

The Museum of the History of Polish Jews North American Council is grateful to David Goldman and The Institute at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics for generously underwriting this benefit performance. The Consulate General of the Republic of Poland is a sponsor of the evening's benefit performance and reception.

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