Music of the Concentration Camp Theresienstadt

"Kulturwille ist Lebenswille" - the legacy of the composers in Theresienstadt concentration camp"

Theresienstadt, Terezin in Czech, became a synonym for the greatest propaganda lie of the Nazi regime. The inmates of the camp were mainly the cultural Jewish elite of Czechoslovakia, Germany and Holland.  Artists, actors, writers, composers, musicians and other intellectuals found themselves together with a large number of elderly people, under inhuman conditions.

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From Cantor to Klezmer

The term "Jewish music" is recent, and appeared in music literature in the 20th century. In her lecture, Ruth Frenk gives a brief overview of various aspects of "Jewish music". She talks about synagogue music
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See, Hear, Touch and Taste

Ruth Frenk will introduce you to the Jewish calendar and makes you familiar with the everyday life in a Jewish household.

She will explain the meaning of "Shabbat" and what "Kosher", "Rosh Hashana" and "Yom Kippur" mean

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Ruth Frenk recently published the lead article:

"FREIZEITGESTALTUNG  -  VOCAL MUSIC IN THERESIENSTADT,
1942 - 1944"

in the November/December issue of the Journal of Singing, the leading American magazine published by the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS).

Click here to read the full article.

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