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Terezin and the Art of Defiance

Symposium Events: April 16, 2004



Lecture on Terezin Cabaret

and Film Screening:

‘The Partisans of Vilna’


From April 12 to16, Catholic University presents “Terezin and the Art of Defiance,” a weeklong symposium honoring the creative lives and bravery of composers and musicians interned in the Terezin concentration camp near Prague, Czechoslovakia, during World War II. The symposium precedes CUA’s 2004 President’s Concert — “Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezin” — to be held April 17 and 18 at 8 p.m. The second performance falls on U.S. Holocaust Remembrance Day. The symposium is free and open to the public; reservations are required for events held at embassies. For more information about the symposium or concert, visit www.cua.edu or call 202-319-5416.


                        Friday, April 16

                        3 p.m.-5 p.m.

Lecture/Demonstration: “The Yellow Star Cabaret: Emphasizing the German-Speaking Cabaret in Terezin”

Israeli playwright and Terezin Cabaret historian Kobi Luria will discuss the history of the ghetto cabaret, which emerged as a form of spiritual resistance to the Nazi regime. Ward Recital Hall, Catholic University.


                        7:30 p.m.

                        Film: “The Partisans of Vilna”

The film’s producer, Aviva Kempner, will introduce her work.

D.C. Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St., N.W., Washington, D.C.


The events are free and open to the public.


MEDIA:             The media is invited to attend the symposium. For more information, contact Chris Harrison or Katie Lee in the Office of Public Affairs at 202-319-5600.






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