Holocaust Museum, CRC, UMSL partner for ‘Voices from the Holocaust’ event

In honor of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Dachau and Terezin (Theresienstadt) Concentration Camps, University of Missouri-St. Louis professors Kathleen Nigro, Gail Fleming and Barbara Harbach will present “Voices from the Holocaust: Music Makes You Free” at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23 at Central Reform Congregation, 5020 Waterman Boulevard.

Nigro will give an overview of “Voices from the Holocaust. Fleming will discuss her visit to the Dachau concentration camp and her meeting in St. Louis with Dachau survivor Mendel Rosenberg. She will also present her musical arrangement of the “Dachaulied” that she took off the walls at Dachau, as well as an original vocal composition in honor of the victims of Dachau.

Harbach will premiere her song cycle, “Terezin Children’s Songs,” for soprano, violin and piano on children’s poetry from the Terezin concentration camp, where around 15,000 children between 1942-1944 were held and 100 survived.  Performing the song cycle will be Stella Markou soprano; Julia Sakharova, violin; and Alla Voskoboynikova, piano.

The event is sponsored by CRC, the Holocaust Museum and Learning Center, Missouri Humanities Council, and the University of Missouri-St. Louis, Women in the Arts.

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The event is free. For more information, visit hmlc.org or call 314-516-4990.