Storyteller Karel Baracs performs “Rescuing The Jewish Children of Amsterdam,” a true story of the rescue of children by the Dutch resistance during World War II. Only in the last part of the performance does Karel Baracs reveals why he is personally involved in this Amsterdam tale. It’s an incredible true story about persecution and betrayal, about loyalty and love, which makes a deep impression on audiences, young and old.
The year is 1943. The Apples, a Jewish family in Amsterdam lives in hiding above a shop in the heart of town. When their shelter is raided, the family is discovered and taken to a prison for Jews in a former theater building. To avoid flight, the Nazis separate the children from their parents. Two friends, Hester and Pauline, witness the persecution. They can’t accept the injustice and decide to do something. But what can they do against such an overwhelming occupying force?