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Almost Snuffed Out, The Story of the Extraordinary Terezin Children’s Musical “Fireflies” (A Three Part Series)

Date |

May 10

Time |

7:00pm - 8:30pm

Venue |

Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center
6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd

Info |

In 1943 and 1945, “Fireflies,” a Czech children’s musical, was performed at the Terezin concentration camp outside of Prague by children doomed by the Nazi regime. Almost seventy-five years later dance historian and choreographer Judith Brin Ingber recreated the performance at the Czeck Slovak Sokol Center in Saint Paul, Minneapolis, with local children. Brin Ingber’s presentation, complete with historical photos, movie clips, live performance, and audience participation is a compelling illustration of the enduring power of the arts, and the strength of the human spirit. Free & Open to the Public RSVP to Brittany Hager McNeely at414-963-2714 or BrittanyH@MilwaukeeJewish.org. Sponsored by Jewish Museum Milwaukee, Nathan Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center, Congregation Beth Israel Ner Tamid and Harry and Rose Samson Jewish Community Center. This program is being offered in connection with the exhibit, Fabric of Survival: The Art of Esther Nisenthal Krinitz, on display from February 17 – May 26, 2017.