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Conference on Cultural Life in Terezin March 15th 2012 Yad Vashem Jerusalem
 

Yad Vashem Jerusalem International Institute for Holocaust Research in collaboration with 
The International Institute for Jewish and Israeli Culture - All About Jewish THeatre /The Holocaust Theatre Online Collection (HTC) 


Conference: The Cultural Life in Terezin 
In the framework of a series of conferences on theatre craftsmanship during the Holocaust

"The only means to survive, if at all, was for the spirit to transcend the pain of the body… Heroism was in the will to create, to paint, to write, to perform and to compose in hell." (Mirko Tuma – artist survived from Theresienstadt) 

The Conference will take place on Thursday, 21 Adar 5772, March 15th 2012 
in the Auditorium of Yad Vashem, Har Hazikaron, Jerusalem 


09:00 – 09:30 Registration 

09:30 – 10:00 Opening words: Mr. Avner Shalev, Chairman of Yad Vashem 

Greetings:

Rabbi Michael Melchior, President of the International Institute for Jewish and Israeli Culture 
Mr Tomas Pojar, Ambassador of the Czech Republic 
A Representative of the Claims Conference 

Master of Ceremonies: Dr Bella Guterman 

10:00 – 10:45 First Session
Memory, Fiction and Imagination – Transforming Holocaust Creations into Theatre Performance 

Chair : Dr Margalit Shlain, Historian of the Beit Terezin Museum at Emek Hefer, 
Academic Consultant to the Terezin Project of the Holocaust TheatreOnline Collection

Dr. Michal Govrin Theatre Department and Author :Theatre and Transmission of Memory 

Mrs Ruth Bondy, Author, Researcher and Translator :Humor as a Means of Survival in the Terezin Ghetto 

10:45-11:00 Intermission 

11:00-12:15 Second Session 
Exposure to Texts and Creational Processes in Terezin

Chair : Mr Moti Sandak, Director of the International Institute for Jewish and Israeli Culture 

Mr Jacobo Kaufmann, Theatre and Opera Director, Israel 
The Process of Writing and Rehearsing the Opera "The Emperor of Atlantis" 

Mr Juan Mayorga, Playwright, Spain 
Conversation about his play: "Way to Heaven" accompanied by the reading of two 
Scenes by Kahn Theatre actors Nir Ron and Avinoam Mor -Haim 

12:15-12:45 Intermission 

12:45 – 13:15 Launching of the Holocaust Theatre Online Collection HTC Website

The Holocaust Theatre Online Collection (HTC) 
is a uniquely accessible teaching tool that will educate a new 
generation about a little-known aspect of the Holocaust. 
Despite unspeakably difficult circumstances, Jewish actors, singers, 
musicians, dancers, film makers and other artists regularly performed 
in the Nazi ghettos and concentration camps. 
Their remarkable creative output was a triumph of the human spirit 
over unspeakable barbarism. 



Mr Moti Sandak: Presenting the Holocaust Theatre Online Collection HTC Website 
Vision, Purpose and Artistic Concept 

Prof. Gad Kaynar: Head of the Theatre Department at Tel-Aviv University 
Academic Aspects and Considerations in Editing the Website 

13:15 – 14:15 Third Session  
Music – Transferring the Cultural Legacy to the Next Generations 

Chair : Dr Naama Shik, Yad Vashem 

Prof. Michael Wolpe, Head of the Composition & Conducting Department of the 
Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance 
Music at the Terezin Ghetto 

Performance of the Terezin Cabaret: "Make-Believe Town" - Production of the Seminar "History, Music and Memory" – Beit Terezin 

THE CONFERENCE IS SPONSORED BY  

The Aharon Gutvirt Foundation, Claims Conference, Beit Terezin, the Embassy of Spain, 
Instituto Cervantes Tel-Aviv, the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Tel-Aviv 
 


 
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