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Thursday, May 7, 2015
Wolf Deane plays the song composed and sang by Jews in the Lodz ghetto in Poland. This testimony clip and melody is featured in the short film Melodies of Auschwitz.   
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Jewish Holocaust Survivor Mr. Rosmarin plays Schubert's Serenade on his harmonica, one of the pieces he played during his incarceration in the concentration camps. His ability to play the harmonica helped save his life during the war.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
A gifted cellist from an early age, Mrs. Benjamin-Belkin became the main Cellist for the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra in Canada. She plays Bach's Prelude in G Major on her cello. Gender: FemaleDOB: November 6, 1929City of birth: MezőtúrCountry of birth: HungaryGhettos: Szeged ghettoCamps: Bergen-BelsenWent into hiding: NoOther experiences: Displaced Persons Camps  
Monday, February 24, 2014
Pianist Alice Sommer reflects on the musical performances and Czech composers she knew in Terezín (also known as Theresienstadt camp-ghetto). Alice Sommer died February 23 2014 in England; she was 110 years old and the oldest known Holocaust survivor.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Cantor Goldberger sings a Chapter of the Psalms-a prayer of thanksgiving- often recited by his father, the Chief Cantor at the main synagogue in Copenhagen. Gender: MaleDOB: May 6, 1938City of birth: CopenhagenCountry of birth: DenmarkCamps: NoGhettos: NoWent into hiding: YesOther experiences: Fled from Nazi-controlled territory (Denmark to Sweden) in 1943  
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Mr. Aitay, received his first violin from his father at age 5. He was a Concert Violinist in his native Budapest, Hungary, and later became the Concertmaster for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. He plays Bach's Adagio First Sonata on his Guadagnini violin.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Mrs. Apfel, a pianist, plays Chopin's Valse de l'Adieu, (Farewell Waltz), which she played for her friends in 1942, at age 13, when saying goodbye to them. They were all running away to save their lives. Gender: FemaleDOB: March 3, 1929City of birth: BedzinCountry of birth: PolandGhettos: NoWent into hiding: YesOther experiences: Hid in: Angoulême (France), Le Puy (France)