Monday, June 22, 2020

Watch Live Program | The Power of Music: A Jewish Rebellion

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

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

The Power of Music: A Jewish Rebellion
Live Digital Program

WHEN: Wednesday, June 24, 9:30 a.m. ET
WHERE: facebook.com/holocaustmuseum

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. So the prisoners made the bold decision to sing what they could not say when the Nazis forced them to perform for the Red Cross delegation.

Request a reminder to join conductor Murry Sidlin and Dr. Lisa Leff for a discussion about the Jewish musical rebellion and efforts to honor these courageous artists.

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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 and join in the conversation.

You do not need a Facebook account to view our program. After the live broadcast, it will be available to watch on demand on the Museum’s Facebook page.

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