The Museum's performing arts series is made possible by a grant from The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation.
All Performances at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum are free.
Seating is available for each program on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open 45 minutes prior to event time.
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Unless otherwise noted, all events will take place at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW
Washington, DC 20024-2126
Responses to Nazi persecution ranged from bearing witness to active resistance to creating art in the face of the unspeakable. Victor Klemperer, a Jewish professor, documented Nazi terror in a diary he kept throughout the 12 years of the Third Reich; Paul Celan, a university student, expressed the horror he endured in the camps through poetry; Raoul Wallenberg used his position and influence as a diplomat to rescue hundreds of Hungarian Jews; and actress/comedienne Chayela Rosenthal lifted the spirits of her friends and family with musical performances in both the Vilna ghetto and displaced persons camps. In this series, contemporary performing artists share the stories of those remarkable individuals and their acts of courage.