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Photos: 'Lost Music of the Holocaust' Multi-Media Event


June 18, 2013

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On June 18, 125 people, including Holocaust survivor Annette Lantos (widow of Congressman Tom Lantos), diplomats, NGO representatives, and Department colleagues attended a multi-media event hosted by the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism. Media coverage was extensive. We learned more about the artists who continued to create, even while incarcerated in Nazi death camps, and discussed what we can do now to prevent similar atrocities in the 21st century. Dr. Judea Pearl, father of slain American journalist Daniel Pearl and head of The Daniel Pearl Foundation, sent an audio/visual message of support. The program concluded with the U.S. premiere of a set of piano variations composed in the Dachau concentration camp by Polish POW Leon Kaczmarek. The pianist was 17-year-old Nicholas Biniaz-Harris, winner of the National Symphony Orchestra's 2013 Young Soloists' Competition and the grandson and great-grandson of Schindler's List Holocaust survivors. Remarks» DipNote»



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Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Ira Forman opening the 'Lost Music of the Holocaust' event held at the Department of State.
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Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Ira Forman opening the 'Lost Music of the Holocaust' event held at the Department of State.
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