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Interview - War Bonds with David zum Brunnen and Serena Ebhardt

War Bonds: The Songs & Letters of World War II

An interview with Serena Ebhardt and David zum Brunnen 
This interview may be reprinted freely with acknowledgement to EbzB Productions.

Q: What is “War Bonds: The Songs & Letters of World War II?”

SERENA: It’s fond memories. It’s a sentimental journey, and it’s a reminder of how we as individuals and as a country face incredible challenges and difficulties. As for the type of piece it really is, it’s a cabaret performance arranged out of letters and interviews from actual World War II veterans. The letters are interspersed with popular music from the period. It’s a historical and musical journey through a war that redefined the world.

Q: What was the inspiration for War Bonds: The Songs & Letters of World War II?

DAVID: It grew out of several things...

SERENA: David was fortunate to be able to interview his father (before his death in 2000) on videotape. A few of those hours that David was able to record include memories of his…