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About This Event

Time: June 24, 2020, 9:30 a.m.–10:00 a.m. EDT

Ticket: Free, Registration Not Required

Location: Virtual Event

  • Jewish prisoners perform at Theresienstadt during the 1944 visit by the International Committee of the Red Cross. ICRC/Maurice Rossel
  • Jewish prisoners perform at Theresienstadt during the 1944 visit by the International Committee of the Red Cross. ICRC/Maurice Rossel

After the Nazis deported 476 Jews from Denmark, the Danish government pressured Germany to allow the Red Cross to inspect the Theresienstadt camp, where the Danes had been sent. The Nazis created an elaborate hoax to give the impression that the Jews living there were thriving. Jewish prisoners whom the Nazis forced to perform for the Red Cross delegation made the bold decision to sing what they could not say. Join conductor Murry Sidlin to learn about their musical rebellion and efforts to honor these courageous artists.

Speaker
Murry Sidlin, President and Artistic Director, The Defiant Requiem Foundation

Moderator
Dr. Lisa Leff, Director, Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Watch live at facebook.com/holocaustmuseum. You do not need a Facebook account to view our program. After the live broadcast, the recording will be available to watch on demand on the Museum's Facebook page.