“Will to Create, Will to Live: The Music of Terezín” is a dynamic interdisciplinary series that reveals the significance of Terezín – a transition camp/ghetto in occupied Bohemia during World War II – in which, despite Nazi terror, great art, music and educational activity flourished.
The Nazi transition camp/ghetto Terezín [pronounced tehr-eh-ZEEN], also known as Theresienstadt [pronounced tehr-AY-zee-enn-shtadt], was established in 1941 to hold Jews from occupied Bohemia* before their deportation to the death camps. It is widely known as the site of the staged performances that the Nazis used to deceive Red Cross visitors in 1944 and subsequently exploited for a propaganda film.
Despite Nazi terror and the desperate conditions common to the ghetto, the Terezín internees produced for themselves a rich and creative cultural community, full of great music, art and educational activity. Eventually, the Nazis exploited this haven of the human spirit for their own self-serving purposes and propaganda, which has obscured the remarkable and inspirational legacy of Terezín.
The broadcast will begin at 8:00 pm on Tuesday, January 17th , 20121 at The Meeting House in Tiverton Four Corners. Admission is free and open to the public. Please visit www.FourCornersArts.org for more information and directions.