From Generation to Generation: Remembering the Holocaust in Story and Song
Monday, Apr 20, 2020
Past program. Recording available HERE.
Tune into Facebook Live at Facebook.com/NMAJH on 4/20 at 6:00 PM ET to watch.
In honor of Yom HaShoah, NMAJH’s own Public Programs Manager, Dan Samuels, will be joined by award-winning Philadelphia singer/songwriter Avi Wisnia to discuss the stories and songs of his grandfather, Cantor and Auschwitz survivor David S. Wisnia. Cantor Wisnia’s remarkable singing voice helped save him in the concentration camp, and he continues singing to this day as he and his grandson travel around the world performing concerts and conducting programs on the Holocaust.
Dan and Avi will premiere some never-before-seen video footage from an intimate concert performed by Avi and his grandfather. Conversations between songs will explore the duo’s multi-generational musical connection, the importance of preserving David’s story and legacy, the Wisnia’s family’s recent return to Poland to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, and more. The program will highlight the urgency of keeping the memory of the Holocaust alive, and the importance of passing on this legacy from generation to generation.
This program is free with a suggested donation.
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