Performances, Film Screenings and Conversations on the Theme of Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín
Join ADL and its community partners for an exciting schedule of performances, film screenings and conversations that complement the October 11 Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chorus performance of Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín. These programs highlight inspiring acts of defiance and survival in the face of the horrors of the Holocaust.
All events are open to the public and many of them are free of charge.
Defiant Chamber Music
Sunday, September 30 at 3pm
Partner: Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta
Location: The Marcus Hillel Center at Emory University
Experience a performance by the Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta featuring the award-winning Vega String Quartet. The program includes a performance of Giuseppe Verdi’s String Quartet in E Minor and recently rediscovered compositions by distinguished pianist and composer Erwin Schulhoff, who perished in the Wulzburg Concentration Camp.
Germany Today: Insisting the Past Cannot be Forgotten; Personal Reflections on a Jewish Visitor's Trip to Berlin
Presented by Bill Nigut, ADL Southeast Regional Director
Thursday, October 4 at 7pm
Partner: The Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta
Location: The Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta German Cultural Center
ravel across Berlin today and proof exists everywhere of the German government’s determination not to allow the painful past of the Nazi era to be forgotten. For Bill Nigut, the Jewish Regional Director of the Anti-Defamation League, this dedication to acknowledging what Germany allowed itself to become, serves as a deeply moving effort to declare we can never allow hatred to spiral out of control again – in Germany or anywhere on the globe.
In this talk, Bill will share his observations about what he saw and why it was so meaningful to him.
Bearing Witness: Nazi Propaganda Films
Sunday, October 7 at 2pm
Partner: The Lillian and A.J. Weinberg Center for Holocaust Education at The Breman Museum
Location: The Breman Museum
Free with Breman membership or daily admission
View the documentary, Karousel, and the Nazi propaganda film, Hitler Gives a City to the Jews, about the Terezín Concentration Camp which was used to deceive the International Red Cross and the world into believing that Jews were being well-treated in the camps
The Survivor by Susan Nanus (Basedon the memoirs of Jack Eisner)
Thursday, October 18 at 7:30pm, Saturday & Sunday, October 20 & 21 at 1:30pm
Partner: Alliance Theatre
Location: Alliance Theatre at the Woodruff
$10 general admission tickets at: www.alliancetheatre.org
Based on a true story, "The Survivor" tells the compelling story of teenage boys in the Warsaw ghetto who risked their lives to smuggle food from outside the ghetto to feed starving Jews, and later smuggled guns to resistance fighters holding out against the Nazis.
"Parallel Journeys" exhibit and "My Best Enemy" screening
Wednesday, October 24 at 5:30pm
Partner: Kennesaw State University Museum of History and Holocaust Education
Location: Kennesaw State University Center, Room 400
KSU presents a screening of “My Best Enemy,” a WWII thriller about betrayal, an art heist and switched identities in an effort to survive. This film was picked as the opening night gala film of the 2012 Atlanta Jewish Film Festival. Also visit KSU’s poignant exhibit “Parallel Journeys,” depicting teenagers who lived and died during the Holocaust.
"Degenerate" Music: Banned Composers of the Nazi Era
Monday, November 5 at 7:30pm
Partner: Kennesaw State University School of Music
Location: Kennesaw State University, Wilson Building, Room 109
Learn from Composer in Residence Dr. Laurence Sherr about music and art suppressed by the Nazi regime in the 1930s and 1940s and enjoy a concert of this era’s music including performances by Violinist Jocelyn Adelman of the Richmond Symphony Orchestra.