Painting by Erika Stránská, one of the children in Terezín © courtesy of the State Jewish Museum, Prague

Archived Event

Nash Ensemble: Theresienstadt-Terezín 1941-1945
Sat 09 Mar 2024, 3.00pm
Archived Event

This event is approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes in duration.



Theresienstadt – or Terezín to give it its Czech name – was a Nazi ghetto in occupied Czechoslovakia where, despite overcrowding and a near starvation diet, inmates created a rich cultural life. There were concerts, plays, cabaret and more. The Nash Ensemble seeks to offer a reminder of these struggles through the presentation of films and talks, a children’s art exhibition, and the performance of works by composers whose exceptional talent was so cruelly cut short. It’s a tribute to a lost generation of Czech artists.

This focus session on the composers sent to Terezín between 1941 and 1945 includes a screening of Simon Broughton’s award-winning film The Music of Terezín, the première of a new documentary called Zdenka Fantlová, Of course, everything! Love and survival in the Holocaust plus a Q&A with Simon Broughton.

This event will take place in the Auditorium.

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