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Music of the Holocaust



Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of Kristallnacht

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The Breman Museum
$50 Museum Members & Atlanta Opera Subscribers
$65 General Public
 This concert is presented as part of the Molly Blank Jewish Concert Series to celebrate the role Jews have played in music.

The evening, led by Maestro Arthur Fagen, whose parents were saved by Oskar Schindler, will feature chamber music interwoven with a selection of visual images and readings prepared by the Weinberg Center for Holocaust Education at the Breman Museum. Selected pieces include: Gideon Klein's String Trio from 1944; Hans Krása's Passacaglia and Fugue for String Trio from 1944; and songs by Isle Weber, Adolf Strauss and Martin Roman. The presentation will also include performances by American soprano Helene Schneiderman and German pianist Götz Payer.

Kristallnacht, translated as “the night of broken glass,” was a pogrom or series of coordinated attacks against Jews throughout Nazi Germany and Austria on November 9 – 10, 1938. Kristallnacht refers to the broken glass from the windows of Jewish-owned stores, buildings and synagogues that lined the streets. At least 91 Jews were killed in the attacks, and 30,000 were arrested and sent to concentration camps. Over 1,000 synagogues were burned and 7,000 Jewish-owned businesses destroyed or damaged.

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