Max Ehrlich Association

Bunter Abend 3
(Colorful Evening 3)
April 1944



By this time, the Theater Group is strongly depleted due to new deportations amongst its few remaining members to Theresienstadt and Bergen-Belsen. Nevertheless, the quality of the performances continues to remain "outstanding," as Fred Schwartz, a contemporary observer notes.

As in the most recent show a month earlier, the program includes 16 scenes. The main theme concerns the battle of the sexes and all references to camp life in Westerbork have now disappeared from the stage.



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The program lists 16 scenes:

The performers named in the program are:

 1. "Mit Humor geht alles noch mal so gut!", With Humor, Everything Goes Twice as Well!"
      (Jetty Cantor, Lisl [sic] Frank, Esther Philipse, Mara Rosen, Otto Aurich)

Jetty Cantor
Liesl Frank

  2. Max Ehrlich - Franz Engel 
      ["Und wenn schon - was geht mich das an?"] ["And Even if so - what's it got to do with Me?"]

Esther Philipse

Mara Rosen

  3. Esther Philipse  [Der neue Revuestar.] [The New Revue Star.]

Otto Aurich

  4. Mara Rosen - Franz Engel  ["Nur nicht heiraten."] ["Just Don't Get Married."]

Franz Engel

  5 Lisl (sic) Frank  [Dein alter Anzug ist noch gut, Bobby."] ["Your Old Suit is Still Okay, Bobby."]

Max Ehrlich

  6. Jetty Cantor ["Ich kann nicht auf dich warten, mein Junge.."] ["I can't Wait for You My Boy.."]

Max Ehrlich

  7. Männer im Schrank [Schwank in einem Akt.], Men in the Closet [Comedy in One Act.]
      (Mara Rosen, Max Ehrlich, Franz Engel, Otto Aurich)

Willy Rosen

Erich Ziegler

  8. Lisl (sic) Frank [Die "Bestie Mann"]. ["Man the Beast."]

  9. Max Ehrlich - Franz Engel in 
      ["Stimmen der Grossstadt" (Im Radiostudio)] ["Voices of the City" (In the Radio Studio)]

also named:

Leo Kok, scenery

10. Die lieben alten Operetten , The Dear Old Operettas (Max Ehrlich, Franz Engel, Otto Aurich, 

      Mara Rosen)




11. Jetty Cantor [Strassenmusik] [Street Music]

12. Max Ehrlich - Otto Aurich [Versicherung] [Insurance]

13. Liesl Frank - Otto Aurich [Schaufenster-Reklama] [Window Dressing]

14. Gespielte Witze, Jokes Played

15. a) Willy Rosen am Flügel mit Esther Philipse,  at the Grand Piano
      b) Erich Ziegler am Flügel, at the Grand Piano

16. Die Schule der Autoren [Schwank in einem Akt] , Authors' School [Comedy in One Act] 
      (Otto Aurich), Max Ehrlich, Franz Engel)


Max Ehrlich Otto Aurich Lisl Frank Jetty Cantor Erich Ziegler Willy Rosen


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