With »Die Blume von Hawaii« and »Ball im Savoy« the Jewish-Hungarian composer Paul Abraham (1892-1960) turned into the »king« of operettas in Berlin during the thirties. After Hitler came to power, tragedy followed the triumph. Abraham returned to Hungary at first and emigrated to New York in 1940, where he was not able to manage a comeback. 1946 he fell ill with neuropathy, spent 10 years in a hospital and died in Hamburg in 1960. Host Dr. Jürgen Schebera brings the life and work of Paul Abraham back to life and presents rare historical sound recordings. Alexandra Julius Frölich, Eva Maria Kölling (Singing) and Alexander Gutman (Piano) will be performing Abrahams most beautiful songs live.
A production from the Jüdischen Kulturtage Berlin in cooperation with the Renaissance-Theater Berlin.