“Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezin” came to Chicago last night for a one-night benefit for Holocaust Community Services, a program that takes care of the 6,000 Holocaust survivors still living in the Chicago area. Before an audience of donors and 300 survivors, Murry Sidlin conducted the Chicago Philharmonic and the Chicago Vocal Artists Ensemble through a two-hour program that used music to tell a remarkable Holocaust story.
Police in the Czech Republic are investigating comments made on Facebook by an extremist politician calling for refugees to be placed in Terezin, the former Nazi concentration camp.
Helga Weiss-Hoskova was deported with her family to the Terezin concentration camp in 1941. Amidst the suffering and death, she started drawing. At 85, she’s still at it.
House owners rebuilding their attic in the Czech town of Terezin have found photos, shoes and other possessions of Jews forced into a ghetto there under Nazi rule, a heritage project said on Thursday.
A memorial plaque to Regina Jonas, the first female rabbi, was unveiled at the former Nazi concentration camp Terezin in the Czech Republic.
When a 2009 Holocaust-era assets conference concluded with a landmark statement of principles on Holocaust restitution, many restitution advocates had high hopes that a corner had been turned in the struggle for survivor justice.
A new book chronicles the author’s experiences in Auschwitz. It reads with refreshing immediacy, describing how a spirited young girl negotiated increasingly desperate times.
The bicentennial of Giuseppe Verdi’s birth is coming soon. A new film, ‘Defiant Requiem,’ tells the story of a World War II prisoner who taught one of his inspiring works.
Photo by Julie Lemberger