Processing the trauma of the Holocaust through music
23 March 2023 | 7:03 am
The album "Silent Tears" features poems set to music by women who survived the Holocaust. It is the first Yiddish-language album that has topped the European World Music charts.
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Today is the annual International Holocaust Remembrance Day, marking the liberation of the Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz 78 years ago. Even in Israel, keeping memories of the Holocaust alive can be a challenge.
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