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About This Event

Time: January 13, 2021, 5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. PST

Ticket: Free, Registration Required

Location: Virtual Event

  • Left: Cover of One Hundred Miracles: A Memoir of Music and Survival (Bloomsbury, 2019). Right: Zuzana Ružicková plays the harpsichord. Kalabis Ružicková Fund Prague
  • Left: Cover of One Hundred Miracles: A Memoir of Music and Survival (Bloomsbury, 2019). Right: Zuzana Ružicková plays the harpsichord. Kalabis Ružicková Fund Prague

5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET

Child prodigy Zuzana Ružicková had a musical upbringing in Czechoslovakia before the German occupation upended her life. She was sent to Theresienstadt, then deported to Auschwitz and selected for slave labor. Throughout these devastating experiences, she held onto a small slip of paper printed with her favorite piece of music by J. S. Bach. She was liberated from Bergen-Belsen and gradually returned to music, becoming a world-renowned harpsichordist. 

Author Wendy Holden worked with Zuzana’s own words after her death in 2017 to complete this memoir, a joyful celebration of art and resistance.

Speakers
Wendy Holden, best-selling author of One Hundred Miracles: A Memoir of Music and Survival

Deborah Oppenheimer, Academy Award-winning producer and member, United States Holocaust Memorial Council

Registration is required.

For more information, please contact Jacqueline Chavez, Major Gifts Officer, at jchavez@ushmm.org or 323.327.1156.