Violinist Plays to commemorate the children of Terezin Concentration Camp
“So I was hiding out in the heap of dead bodies because in the last week when the crematoria didn’t function at all, the bodies were just building up higher and higher. So there I was at nighttime, in the daytime I was roaming around in the camp, and this is where I actually survived, January 27, I was one of the very first, Birkenau was one of the very first camps being liberated. This was my, my survival chance." -- Bart Stern (Holocaust survivor)
The significance of the date of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, January 27, is that it marks the anniversary of the day that Auschwitz Concentration Camp was liberated. Fresh City Life honors this day with staged readings from the book and play, I Never Saw Another Butterfly -- poetry and artwork created by children held in the Terezin Work Camp (many of whom were transferred to and perished in Auschwitz before the liberation).
Colorado artist Sandra Wong will complement the readings done by local middle and high school students with traditional and classic violin music to underscore this important gathering. The rights of all humans is a cause near to Wong's heart and she donates a portion of all her CD sales to humanitarian causes like FINCA. Join us on Sunday to hear this tribute to the children of Terezin Work Camp in music, poetry and art.
Please RSVP to attend this free concert and staged reading. See the entire events schedule for the Fresh City Life/Mizel Museum's series: Other Places, Other Voices, programming highlighting the citywide collaboration on Light/The Holocaust and Humanity Project (sponsored by the Colorado Ballet).
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