Three German families…two Jewish and one Christian, are thrust headlong into the Holocaust.
The Sparks Fly Upward begins on October 28, 1938, with the deportation of Polish Jews residing in Germany to Poland, and concludes with the liberation of Berlin in May 1945 and the re-dedication of the Neue Synagogue in Berlin in 1995. The Sparks Fly Upward, told completely through lush music and rich lyrics, is a story of courage, friendship, love, faith, hope and the power of one person to alter the course of another’s life. Set in Nazi Germany, The Sparks Fly Upward is woven from the stories of those who were there.
About the Composer: Temple member Cathy Lesser Mansfield is the founder and Executive Director of The Sparks Fly Upw ard Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating people about the Holocaust, genocide, and tolerance through presentations of Sparks and ancillary activities.