Venue: St James Theatre – First Floor Gallery (Wellington)

Date: Thu 9 Nov 2017, 07:00 PM

The Holocaust Centre of New Zealand invites you to an evening of Chamber Music hosted by Inbal Megiddo & Donald Maurice, with performances by members of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, New Zealand School of Music and the Druzýa Quartet (Winners of the National Chamber Music New Zealand 2017 contest).

An excellent selection of music written in ghettos, concentration camps and post-war. Pieces include the Ballad of Mauthausen and a Jazz tribute to Coco Schumann, one of the founding members of the Ghetto Swingers jazz group formed within Theresienstadt concentration camp.

Several of the pieces performed will be New Zealand premieres.

This concert is held in remembrance of Kristallnacht, November 9 and 10, 1938.

Kristallnacht, literally, “Night of Crystal,” often referred to as the “Night of Broken Glass.”, referring to the broken glass from the windows of almost 300 synagogues, almost 8000 Jewish-owned businesses and Jewish homes, which were set alight, plundered and destroyed during the wave of State sanctioned violent anti-Jewish pogroms.

This violent destruction took place throughout the late evening and early morning hours of November 9 and 10, 1938, across Germany, Austria, and the Sudetenland region of Czechoslovakia. During Kristallnacht, almost 100 Jews were murdered and 30,000 Jewish men were arrested and sent to prisons and concentration camps.

Kristallnacht, the beginning of the Holocaust – Lest we forget.

Book now on Ticketmaster here: http://www.ticketmaster.co.nz/event/2400533ABE082588

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