A new musical that tells the story of the perseverance of the Jewish spirit during the Holocaust as expressed through Yiddish song. Curated and arranged by Zalmen Mlotek, with a libretto by Avram Mlotek, and directed by Motl Didner, Amid Falling Walls (Tsvishn Falndike Vent) features material written and performed in ghettos, cabarets, partisan encampments in the forests, concentration camps and clandestine theaters. Amid Falling Walls (Tsvishn Falndike Vent) includes first hand testimony of Holocaust survivors through their own poetry and music. Although many of the young men and women in their 20s and 30s who created this remarkable work were murdered during World War II, their songs are brought to life in this theatrical production, the first of its kind: telling the authentic story of resistance and hope through the words and music of those who were there.
Amid Falling Walls (Tsvishn Falndike Vent) was inspired by the following past musical projects of Zalmen Mlotek: Ghetto Tango, which was conceived by Adrienne Cooper and Zalmen Mlotek; Heroes and Poets by Shura Lipovsky, Zalmen Mlotek and Jeff Warschauer (which was recorded in Poland in honor of the 75th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising); and, Remember the Children; Songs For and by Children of the Holocaust, published by United States Holocaust Museum.