Forthcoming Events

Forthcoming Events

Sidney Taussig

Holocaust survivor, Sidney Taussig, discusses his time at Terezin Concentration Camp and his experiences with the Brundibar Opera and Vedem Magazine
Monday, November 18 at 11.30am - 1pm
U. Tobe Recital Hall, Music Building, FGCU
This conversation is free and open to the public

Brundibár is a children's opera by Jewish Czech composer Hans Krása with a libretto by Adolf Hoffmeister, made most famous by 55 performances by the children of Theresienstadt concentration camp in occupied Czechoslovakia. Vedem was a Czech-language literary magazine hand-produced by children from 1942 to 1944 in the Terezín concentration camp in defiance of the Third Reich ban on Free Speech, during the Holocaust. The content of Vedem included poems, essays, jokes, dialogues, literary reviews, stories, and drawings. Some 800 pages of Vedem survived World War II.

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