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Defiant Requiem: Documentary Film and Conversation with Conductor Murry Sidlin

November 7, 2021, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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The Holocaust Learning Center Committee invites you to an in-person Kristallnacht commemoration on Sunday, November 7th from 10:00am-12:00pm featuring a screening of the documentary film Defiant Requiem followed by a conversation with conductor Murry Sidlin. The film highlights the remarkable story of Rafael Schächter, a brilliant, young Czech conductor who was sent to the Terezín concentration camp in 1941 and of the Jewish prisoners who performed with him. In the most dramatic example of intellectual and artistic courage, Schächter led one hundred and fifty prisoners to learn and perform Verdi’s Requiem, enabling them to transcend horrific conditions and engage in resistance against and defiance of the Nazis.

After the screening, conductor Murry Sidlin, President and Creative Director of the Defiant Requiem Foundation, will join us via Zoom to discuss this important film and the events it portrays. The program will be in-person at WJC and breakfast will be served; it will also be accessible on Zoom.

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Meeting ID: 831 4096 1621 • Passcode: 10543

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