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Murry Sidlin, professor of music, was quoted in a June 20 Associated Press story about Jewish prisoners in the Theresienstadt Concentration Camp (also referred to as Terezín) near Prague during World War II who performed Verdi’s “Requiem Mass” to their captors. Sidlin’s concert-drama Defiant Requiem chronicles their story and was recently performed in Prague.

Rafael Schachter's Mass for the Dead Brought Hope in Holocaust Concentration Camps

From: Associated Press
Date: June 20, 2013

In a concentration camp designed by the Nazis to eradicate Jewish cultural life, among 120,000 of its inmates who would ultimately be murdered, a rising young musician named Rafael Schachter managed one of the miracles of the Holocaust.

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