THE ACCIDENTAL UNIVERSITY: INTERACTIVE Terezín
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. […]
Teach the story of Jewish prisoners of the Nazis who used music to defy their oppressors, find courage and sustain hope. The Defiant Requiem curriculum was developed by staff and educational consultants to the Foundation and peer-reviewed by a curriculum review panel composed of private, public, and parochial teachers from the DC/MD area. […]
The Defiant Requiem Foundation is pleased to announce its first-ever conducting associate program for up to 5 conductors. Program participants will attend a 4-day workshop in Washington, DC, where they will learn about the arts and humanities as practiced by the prisoners in the Theresienstadt (Terezín) concentration camp in general and receive training specific to the Foundation’s critically acclaimed concert-dramas Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín and Hours of Freedom: The Story of the Terezín Composer. […]
Marion Ein Lewin and her brother Steven Hess were born 45 minutes apart on January 14, 1938, in Amsterdam, Holland. They are among the few sets of twins who survived the concentration camps and at this point quite possibly the last. Steven’s earliest memory is from around age five. “I was in a field with my sister lying on a blanket between two suitcases. I remembered it distinctly, but I had no memory as to why.” Later, Steven’s mother gave the scene context. She told him that they had been arrested and were waiting in an open field to be transported.
Marion Ein Lewin and her brother Steven Hess were born 45 minutes apart on January 14, 1938, in Amsterdam, Holland. They are among the few sets of twins who survived […]
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. […]