Monday, September 12, 2011

Orchestra Brings New Dimensions to Survivor Testimonies


On September 8, 2011, a unique concert featuring the stirring words of Holocaust survivors, performed by the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra - IBA, soloists and choirs from Israel and the United States, and conducted by Gil Shohat took place at Yad Vashem.
Created by composer Dr. Lawrence Siegel and named for the Jewish prayer for the dead, Kaddish - I am Here conveys the stories of Holocaust survivors in their own words, in their own languages, providing a window into their experiences. One of the key movements is a litany of thousands of names of Holocaust victims.

The September concert at Yad Vashem’s Warsaw Ghetto Square is part of Yad Vashem’s ongoing activities to commemorate the Holocaust through the arts.

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