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Holocaust Memorial Day

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    • #41564

      Geraldine Auerbach

      David Fligg says

      To mark next Wednesday’s Holocaust Memorial Day, I draw your attention to two music-related events.

      1. Tuesday 26th January, 7pm UK time. Taube Jewish Heritage Tours presents ‘The Last Chords in the Auschwitz Universe’ about Gideon Klein’s final months, and eventual murder, in the Fürstengrube camp . You can register here.


      1. Wednesday 27th January at 4.15pm UK time. The annual Holocaust Memorial Day research forum at the Royal Northern College of Music (Manchester) will be given by Dr. Gila Flam from the National Library of Israel in Jerusalem. ‘Yiddish songs from the ghettos as a mirror of Jewish culture during the Holocaust’ will be livestreamed, but if you want to join the forum on Zoom, so that you can participate in Q&As, then let me know, and I can send you a private invitation.

      With best wishes, David–Dr. David Fligg

    • #41565

      Geraldine Auerbach

      Agnes Kory Invites us to her Wigmore Hall talk: International Holocaust Memorial Day, Wednesday 27th January, 10am

      she says: There is some overlap with my 15th December 2020 Zoom (COZ) talk, which I delivered for the International Forum for Jewish Music Studies (IFJMS).However, I very much hope that you will be able to log into the Wigmore Hall broadcast on the day (which is the designated International Holocaust Memorial Day), perhaps already at 10am UK time (when the broadcast will go live), although – according to my understanding – the talk will be available for a further four weeks after the broadcast.

      Unlike at the 15th December 2020 Zoom-COZ presentation (Conversations On Zoom, IFJMS), the Wigmore Hall broadcast will not show me at all; furthermore there will be no discussion and audience participation: we will focus on remembrance.    Thanks and best: Agnes   —
      Jewish Musicians in Hungary until 1945: In Memoriam:
      Remembering Seven Murdered Hungarian Jewish Composers

      Agnes Kory
      Bela Bartok Centre for Musicianship
      6 Frognal Court, 158 Finchley Road
      London NW3 5HL  England

    • #41693

      Geraldine Auerbach

      Mimi Sheffer Writes

      Our Concert Refuge in Phantasy Will be broadcast on DeutschlandFunk Kultur on January 27th , the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, at 20:00 Central European Time.

      Our concert series Living Music features Jewish composers who escaped the Nazi regime, giving women composers and poets a voice.   Following the concert, at 21:30 Central European time, we invite you to reflectwith the musicians on the concert and the music in a Zoom Meeting* (en + de)


      Meeting-ID: 876 3678 9727Kenncode: 6nNS18 _____________

      Speakers: Mimi Sheffer, Soprano and artistic director Eyal Bat, composerBettina Brand, artistic director of the Dwight and Ursula Mamlok Foundation

      Shelly Ezra, clarinetist and founder of the Else Ensemble

      Babak Shafian, project manager Questions are welcome._____________ We would like to record this online conversation to share on YouTube with friends of our music series.

      If you don’t want to be part of the recording, just leave your camera deactivated and ask your questions via the chat – we will anonymise you afterwards.Add your text here. Edit to add dynamic values like name, email and more.

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    • #41695

      Geraldine Auerbach

      On 24 Jan 2021, at 16:17, Simon Broughton <> wrote:

      Dear Friends

      To mark Holocaust Memorial Day this year, JMI is screening The Music of Terezin, a documentary I made nearly 30 years ago about the Jewish musicians and composers imprisoned in the Terezín (Theresienstadt) ghetto in WWII Czechoslovakia. (Apologies to those who’ve already seen this on Facebook).

      There are few such clear examples as Terezín showing the importance of music and culture in the worst of circumstances. Apart from the extraordinary story itself, the main reason I wanted to make it was that four of these Czech composers were super-talented and are still on the side-lines of music history.

      There is still much work to be done.

      In the early 90s there were still a lot of crucial witnesses to give powerful testimony and as a co-production with Czech TV we were able to do amazing location filming in the attics and barracks of Terezin – then being used by the Czech Army.

      Most but not all those witnesses are no longer around.  Although the Holocaust is the backdrop to this story, it’s not actually about the Holocaust at all, but about the need for and power of creativity in terrible times.

      Film and recently recorded Q&A afterwards about 90mins total.  Wed Jan 27th at 19.30 GMT. More info and the link here:

      JMI donations welcomed. Simon Broughton

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