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Beyond All Memories: The Semer Ensemble & The Rescued Treasure of Jewish Musical Life in Nazi Berlin
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Beyond All Memories: The Semer Ensemble & The Rescued Treasure of Jewish Musical Life in Nazi Berlin

On November 9th, 2020 we remembered “Reichspogromnacht”, the “Night of Broken Glass”. On November 9 to November 10, 1938, Nazis in Germany torched synagogues, vandalized Jewish homes, schools and businesses, killing many Jews. ​This program presented a film screening and discussion about a treasury of music by Jewish artists destroyed during “Reichspogromnacht” or “Night of Broken Glass” that was almost forgotten – but miraculously found! The German Ambassador to the US, H.E. Emily Haber, the German Ambassador to Canada, H.E. Sabine Sparwasser and Marilyn Sinclair from Liberation75 were joined by panelists Dr. Alan Bern, Dr. Rainer Lotz, Sasha Lurje as well as moderators Laila Biali and Ben Wittman to screen the documentary film Beyond All Memories – The Semer Ensemble and the Rescued Treasure of Jewish Musical Life in Nazi Berlin (written and directed by Christoph Weinert) which was followed by a discussion and audience Q&A. The webinar and film screening were free to attend. Semer Ensemble brings back to life the eclectic Jewish music captured on historic recordings made in Berlin between 1933-1938 on the short-lived Semer Records label. At a time when Jewish artists were banned by the Nazis from participation in the mainstream music industry, Semer offered a home to a vast array of artists and styles, including Yiddish folk and theatre songs, Berlin Cabaret, Russian and Ukrainian folk songs, operatic arias, klezmer, and cantorial music. After the destruction of the label’s shop on “Reichspogromnacht” (Nov 9, 1938), this music was lost and forgotten for 60 years, until ethnomusicologist Rainer Lotz scoured the world tracking down vinyl copies of the label’s entire catalog. Now, joined by an all-star cast, New Jewish Music pioneer Alan Bern (Brave Old World, Other Europeans) directs a live concert program based on these recordings. The Semer Ensemble creates fresh interpretations and provocative, contemporary arrangements of repertoire from the original Semer Records catalog. This moving music re-creates a golden age of Jewish music, opening a tunnel in time between pre-war Berlin and today’s vibrant Jewish Music scene. This event was presented by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in the US, the Embassy and Consulates of the Federal Republic of Germany in Canada and Liberation 75. The film Beyond All Memories shown during the event was commissioned by the German Embassy in Ottawa and the German Embassy in Washington.
Memory Forward: How the Third Generation Tells the Stories of the Holocaust 2020-08-24
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Memory Forward: How the Third Generation Tells the Stories of the Holocaust 2020-08-24

Grandchildren of Holocaust Survivors from around the world discuss how they are carrying the memory of the Holocaust into the future. Rachael Cerrotti (USA) Rachael's podcast, We Share The Same Sky, documents her journey to weave together her family’s Holocaust history. Ricki Gurwitz (Canada) Ricki’s documentary, The Accountant of Auschwitz, follows the trial of a 94-year-old former German SS officer. Dr. Liat Spier-Livny (Israel) Liat's research focuses on the changing commemoration of the Holocaust in Israel from the 1940s until the present. Moderated by Cayle White (3GNY) Cayle is a board member of 3GNY and speaker for New York public schools. 3GNY and Liberation75 are thrilled that presenters and attendees from (at least) three countries came together for this program! USA-based 3GNY and Canada-based Liberation75 share a similar mission of uniting people, across borders, who are connected to or interested in the Holocaust. We believe that the future of Holocaust education depends on collaboration between descendants, organizations, educators, students, academics, and “friends.” Our presenters have demonstrated some amazing examples of how personal projects can inspire and uplift Holocaust awareness and genocide prevention within an international community of individuals working toward a common goal. We hope that this program has inspired YOU to tell the stories of the Holocaust and to continue to explore the amazing and diverse work being done around the world! Not sure where to start? To make a pledge to carry a Survivor’s story forward, visit https://www.liberation75.org/iwtys and learn about the #IWillTellYourStory movement. To learn more about 3GNY and upcoming programs, visit us at: www.3GNY.org Facebook: www.facebook.com/3GNewYork Twitter: www.twitter.com/3gny Instagram: www.instagram.com/3gny To learn more about Liberation75 and upcoming programs, visit us at: www.Liberation75.org Facebook: www.facebook.com/Liberation75 Twitter: www.twitter.com/Liberation_75 Instagram: www.instagram.com/Liberation.75
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Ambassador Michaela Kuchler Address
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Liberation 75 Launch REVISION 2
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Twice Liberated
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