Expert On Terezin Ghetto To Speak At UVM
04/26/10 4:50PM By Neal Charnoff
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(Host) This year marks the 65th anniversary of the liberation of the Terezin ghetto in Czechoslovakia.
Terezin was unique in the vibrancy of its cultural life. The camp was a way station for a large number of artists and musicians, most of whom were eventually sent to die at Aushwitz.
Among the concerts, operas and plays that were cobbled together by prisoners, historians point to one crowning achievement -- the performance of Verdi's Requiem.
This week the Vermont Symphony Orchestra is sponsoring several events to honor the memory of those who perished at Terezin and Auschwitz.
Among the events is a symposium with Anna Hajkova, who is considered to be one of the leading experts on the Terezin camp. She speaks with VPR's Neal Charnoff.
Anna Hajkova is a PhD candidate at the University of Toronto.
She'll be speaking at Waterman Memorial Lounge at the University of Vermont, Tuesday April 27, at 8:00 p.m.