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DEFIANT REQUIEM: THE FILM

DEFIANT REQUIEM tells the little-known story of the Nazi concentration camp, Terezín. Led by imprisoned conductor Rafael Schächter, the inmates of Terezín fought back...with art and music. Through hunger, disease and slave labor, the Jewish inmates of Terezin hold onto their humanity by staging plays, composing opera and using paper and ink to record the horrors around them.

THE ACCIDENTAL UNIVERSITY:INTERACTIVE Terezín

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Terezín evolved into a major center of music and art during the Nazi Occupation of Czechoslovakia. Enter the cultural center of this unique Jewish Ghetto for an interactive experience of how prisoners regained hope, courage and dignity in the midst of monumental suffering, disease and death.

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A TRIBUTE TO ELIE WIESEL BY BOARD CHAIRMAN STUART E. EISENSTAT

The nation and the world have suffered an enormous, irreplaceable loss with the passing of Elie Wiesel. He embodied the experience and the contemporary lessons of the Holocaust like no other Survivor. His books, lectures, and public statements about the Shoah placed the Holocaust on the consciousness of people the world over. [...]

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UNIVERSITY RESIDENCY PROJECT

The Defiant Requiem Foundation established The University Residency Project in early 2014 to provide grants of up to $25,000 to schools of music and music departments at outstanding academic institutions interested in bringing a performance of Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín and other Terezín related events to campus.

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JOURNEYS IN FILM CURRICULUM

The Defiant Requiem Foundation is pleased to offer a new documentary-based curriculum produced by Journeys In Film, based on the documentary Defiant Requiem.