Hans Krása: "Dance"

Hans Krasa, Dance (Terezín, 1943)

Before the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia in 1939, Hans Krása was an important member of the artistic community of Czechs and Germans who gave rise to Prague’s distinctive cultural life. Krása is probably best known for his inspiring children’s opera Brundibár that was performed 55 times by casts of children in the Terezín camp. He was deported to Terezín on August 10, 1942, where he wrote his Dance for string trio. He was imprisoned there for 26 months before sent to his death in Auschwitz.