The Eternal Road: An Encounter with the Past

Film by Ron Frank

The history of the Jewish Diaspora

In the 1930s, with Hitler ascendant, composer Kurt Weill and writer Hans Werfel fled Germany and wrote an opera about the history of the Jewish Diaspora. Wildly successful on Broadway, it was not produced again for over 60 years, and the next time would be in a newly unified Germany, in a city where filmmaker Ron Frank’s ancestors had once lived. Narrated by Theodore Bikel. Music by Kurt Weill, arranged, produced, and performed by Paul Lehrman. 

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