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MONDAY, January 26th, 2015 - Tomorrow (Tuesday, January 27) marks 70 years since Allied forces liberated Nazi concentration camps in Auschwitz, Poland - a date now known as 'International Holocaust Remembrance Day. It's estimated that between 2 and 4 million men, women and children died at Auschwitz alone during its five years of operation. Among the survivors are works of art - writings and music composed and created by artists and musicians either during their incarceration or before they arrived. A number of groups have worked to share those writings and music with the world - to ensure these important voices live on, including Seattle-based Music of Remembrance.
Mina Miller, President and Artistic Director for Music of Remembrance, joined host Margaret Larson to talk about the group's work to preserve and celebrate the lives and legacies of Jewish composers held and killed at Nazi concentration camps during World War II. A trio of musicians also performed a movement from Dybbuk Dances, composed by violinist, conductor and composer David Beigelman. He composed this while living in the infamous Nazi-run Lodz ghetto south of Warsaw, Poland. David Beigelman was sent to Auschwitz in 1944, and died at a labor camp in 1945.
Music of Remembrance is sponsoring a concert tomorrow evening at 5:00pm, at Benaroya Hall to commemorate "International Holocaust Remembrance Day." Please click here for more information on how to attend this free concert.
To learn more about International Holocaust Remembrance Day, please visit: www.holocaustremembrance.com