The Journey of the Lost

The 937 Jews in May 1939 seem to be on a journey to freedom. They had been "allowed" to leave Germany; in Cuba they were to be given at least temporary shelter, which had already worked for other refugees. The hope is great - even though the shipping company had demanded the last penny from them, even though the crew had already been infiltrated by numerous Nazis. But the cheerful courage gives way to a frightening realization: Cuba is no longer letting anyone into the country.

Program and cast

Director 
Janusz Kica

 

Set 
Walter Vogelweider

 

costumes 
Alfred Mayerhofer

 

Music 
Matthias Jakisic

 

dramaturgy 
Matthias Asboth

 

light 
Manfred Grohs

 

musicians 
Matthias Jakisic

 

Otto Schiendick 
Raphael of barges

 

 

Gustav Schröder, Captain of St. Louis 
Herbert Föttinger

 

Leo Jockl, waiter on the St. Louis 
Santa Claus Barton

 

Dr. Fritz Spanier, physician 
Ulrich Reinthaller

 

Babette Spaniard, his wife 
Sandra Cervik

 

Aaron Pozner 
Roman Schmelzer

 

Max Loewe, lawyer 
Marcus Bluhm

 

Elise, his wife 
Maria Köstlinger

 

Otto miner 
Matthias Franz Stein

 

Charlotte, his aunt 
Therese Lohner

 

Max Aber, dermatologist. 
Peter Scholz

 

Renata, his elder daughter, seven years old

 
Livia Ernst / Leonie Qualtinger

 

Evelyne, his younger daughter, five years old 


Ilia Hollweg / Lilly Krainz

 

Marianne, a refugee child, a little older than Renata 
Katharina Hope Kemp / Lara Nguyen

 

A Jewish singer 
Marika Lights

 

Consul Holthusen, HAPAG Director 
Joseph Lorenz

 

Morris Troper, European Director of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee 
Gerhard Kasal

 

Emerson, International Committee for Political Refugees 
Igor Karbus

 

Luis Clasing, Branch Director of HAPAG 
Paul Matic

 

Robert Hoffmann, his deputy 
Oliver Rosskopf

 

Laredo Brú, President of Cuba 
Michael Dangl

 

Manuel Benitez Gonzales, Cuban Minister for Immigration 
Wojo van Brouwer

 

Remos, Foreign Minister of Cuba 
Martin Zauner

 

Captain Gomez 
Ljubiša Lupo Grujčić

 

Major Garcia, Chief of Police of Havana. 
Alexander Absenger

 

Wright, American Ambassador to Cuba 
Martin Niedermair

 

Berenson, Jewish Joint Distribution Committee 
Claudius von Stolzmann

 

Morgenthau, American Secretary of the Treasury. 
Patrick Seletzky

 

Hull, American Secretary of State. 
Alexander Strömer

 

British State Secretary 
Michael Schönborn

 

Kennedy, American Ambassador to Great Britain 
Lukas Spisser

 

A policeman in Havana 
Tamim Fattal

 

extras 
Victoria Beck, Marlies Denk, Dagmar Goller, Heidegard Heide, Ursula Machold, Denise Neckam, Roozbeh Nafisi, Nina Pjanic, Brigitte Sagmeister, Sophie Schmiedbauer, Heidelinde Sedlecky, Erich Fürst, Javier Griesser, Benjamin Kopp, Christoph Kostomiris, Markus Lipp, Christian Paul, Claudia Trimmel, Manuel Waitz, Paul Weninger, Arnold Wilfing

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