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Music of Remembrance

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Holocaust survivor reprises a role, tells a story the world must hear

The cast of the children’s opera “Brundibár” in the Terezin concentration camp. Ela Stein Weissberger, playing a cat, is dressed in black in the front row. The opera was performed 55 times, starting in 1942. The Nazis recorded the show as propaganda to claim that the prisoners were well-treated.