Play depicts Jewish soldier who fought for Hitler

Play depicts Jewish soldier who fought for Hitler

Roger Grunwald

“The Mitzvah,” an original one-person Holocaust drama conceived, co-written, and performed by Roger Grunwald, an actor who is a child of a Holocaust survivor, tells the story of a German half-Jew who became a decorated officer in Hitler’s army. The play is co-authored and directed by a Broadway veteran, Annie McGreevey.

It will be performed on Thursday, May 14, at 7:30 p.m., at the Hilton Woodcliff Lake, and is sponsored by Eternal Flame at Valley Chabad, an organization by the George and Martha Rich Foundation and Valley Chabad committed to educating the next generation of the Holocaust.

Valley Chabad teens who have participated in the Eternal Flame fellowship program also will be honored. There will also be a post-performance lecture.

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