"Recovering Forbidden Voices: Responding to the Suppression of Music in World War Two"
St. Andrew's on The Terrace, Wellington
August 22-25, 2014
The conference "Recovering Forbidden Voices" focuses on the suppression and recovery of Holocaust-related music and features concerts and academic papers with performers from Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and the United States. Many presenters will perform and discuss works classified by the Nazis as Entartete Musik or "degenerate" music, and also examine music as resistance and opposition, music as testimony, music written and performed in clandestine conditions, such as in ghettos and concentration camps, and musical cultures among survivors in displaced persons' camps, as well highlight the cultural legacies of refugee musicians in exile, such as Richard Fuchs. Professor Laurence Sherr from the United States is a keynote guest at the conference, as is Michael Haas, internationally acclaimed performer, producer and author of the book, Forbidden Music. Michael was responsible for producing the Entartete Musik CD through Decca.
A current programme is available from the conference website.
"Auschwitz to Aotearoa"
"Auschwitz to Aotearoa" is a new exhibition at The Holocaust Centre of New Zealand which depicts the lives of nine women who were all interned in concentration camps in Nazi Europe and later immigrated to New Zealand. Curated by Victoria University of Wellington graduate, Anna Chapman, the exhibition asks the question, "How did these women survive?"
Call for Applicants
Seminar for New Zealand Educators
International School for Holocaust Studies
Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, Israel
12 – 26 January, 2015
We gratefully acknowledge the very generous support of the following organisations:
In appreciation to the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference) for supporting this educator training project. Through recovering the assets of the victims of the Holocaust, The Claims Conference enables organisations around the world to provide education about the Shoah and to preserve the memory of those who perished.