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With songs in Yiddish and Hebrew, the GofenbergChor commemorates the liberation of the National Socialist concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau exactly 79 years ago.



Under the motto “...zeyn a mensh vi ir...”, the GofenbergChor commemorates the liberation of the National Socialist concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau exactly 79 years ago with songs in Yiddish and Hebrew.




The title of the concert refers to Janusz Korczak, the Polish doctor and children's book author. As the head of an orphanage in Warsaw, he accompanied the Jewish children entrusted to him to the gas chambers in Treblinka on August 5, 1942, even though he had personally been promised freedom by the Nazis. He and his colleague Stefania Wilczynska gave their lives to support the weakest and most helpless - the children - with courage and strength in the darkest era of German history. The choir, which has its home in the Apostle Paul Church and which is directed by Konstantin Nazarov after the death of its founder Josif Gofenberg, commemorates this event not only with its songs. Members of the choir also read texts from Erwin Sylvanus' play “Janusz Korczak and his Children” and from “The Pianist” by Wladyslaw Szpilman, to whom Roman Polanski created an unforgettable monument in his impressive film.


Manfred Füge




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