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Sunday, March 20 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Voices of Spiritual Resistance in Terezín

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Between 1941 and 1945, approximately 140,000 Jews passed through the gates of Terezín, including some of Eastern Europe’s most prominent Jewish musicians. Under their leadership, life in the ghetto began to erupt with musical activity. First, inmates met in basements to sing Czech folk songs, and eventually, they created a cultural life full of choirs, cabaret, orchestras, operas, and even a jazz band called the Ghetto Swingers. Together we will explore the impact that music had on the Jews of Terezín and the ways that music served as a mechanism for survival through satire, comfort, connection, and defiance. This session will include study of music and text, in addition to viewing an excerpt from the documentary, Defiant Requiem.

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David Mintz

Cantor David Mintz has been serving as the cantor of Touro Synagogue in New Orleans since his ordination from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in 2014. As a student at HUC-JIR, he was the recipient of a cantorial fellowship in the Tisch Leadership program, a fellowship... Read More →

Sunday March 20, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm CDT
Lavin-Bernick Center -- Room 210 Tulane University, 201 Boggs, New Orleans, LA 70118