The Holocaust Museum & Janet G. and Harvey D. Cohen Education Center presents “The Luncheon – Music of
Hope & Remembrance.” The annual winter fundraising event benefits the Museum’s Education programs. This year the event celebrates the human spirit through music and art, and commemorates an artistic uprising that took place 75 years ago in the Theresienstadt concentration camp.
Despite hunger, disease, and slave labor, the Jewish inmates of Theresienstadt held onto their humanity by staging plays, composing opera and using paper and ink to record the horrors around them. On June 23, 1944 an inmate choir, led by imprisoned conductor Rafael Schächter, performed Verdi’s Requiem for the Red Cross inspection visit to the camp, a performance now known as the “Defiant Requiem.”
The acclaimed Voices of Naples Chorale ensemble will share songs that tell the story of the spiritual resistance that took place at the Theresienstadt concentration camp. Tickets, sponsorship opportunities and program advertising
for The Luncheon are now available. For more information please visit www.HolocaustMuseumSWFL.org or contact Tim Morrison at Tim@HolocaustMuseumSWFL.org or 239-263-9200, ext. 207.
“The Luncheon – Music of Hope and Remembrance”
Annual Winter Fundraising Event
Thursday, December 12, 2019 at the Ritz Carlton Beach Resort
11:00 – 11:45 am
Mimosa Reception for Event Sponsors
11:45 am – 1:30 pm
The Luncheon and a performance by Voices of Naples, inspired
by The Defiant Requiem at Theresienstadt
This year, the Museum’s programming will be commemorating the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II and camp liberation with a full schedule of activities based on the theme “Butterflies of Hope and Remembrance.” Butterflies are universally recognized as symbols of hope and rebirth.
Please visit the Museum’s website for more details. Please note the Museum has moved to a new location at 975 Imperial Golf Course Blvd., Suite 108, Naples, FL 34110. Our phone number, e-mail and website remain the same: 239-263-9200; Info@HolocaustMuseumSWFL.org; www.HolocaustMuseumSWFL.org.
We hope you will visit soon to see our award-winning new Museum, with expanded exhibits and updated technology.