TWO MEN COMPARE FIERCELY DIFFERENT RECKONINGS OF THE EXODUS OF 7,500 JEWS FROM DENMARK IN THIS GRIPPING PLAY

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Shalom and Moira Blumenthal Productions present

Rosenbaum’s Rescue By A. Bodin Saphir

The high-ranking Nazi official looked at himself in the mirror and smiled, as he stood inside the tiny tailor’s shop in the red-light district of Copenhagen.

It was autumn 1943, and he was pleased with the bespoke suit made for him by a young Jewish tailor. At other times, a satisfied customer might have offered a tip, but in this case it may have been a tip-off – and one that more than likely saved the lives of just over 7,000 Danes.

At the heart of A. Bodin Saphir’s fascinating play lies a historical fact: in 1943, 7,500 Danish Jews escaped by boat from their Nazi-occupied native country to Sweden. To this day there are debates about how this mass exodus was possible. Was this a miracle and a testament to the inherent decency of the Danish character? Or did something else happen?

“… enthralling drama of politics and race, faith and facts’ 
– London Financial Times Review