Room 28 Forum

Arts & Remembrance

Shalom-Ensemble, Munic

Susanne Gargerle

Susanne Gargerle

In 2006 Susanne Gargerle, first violonist of the Bavarian State Orchestra, founded the Shalom-Ensemble in Munic. It is her desire to bring to life and on stage the works of composers who were victims of the Holocaust, composers banned, pursued, deported to concentrations-camps, murdererd. Or works of those who went into exile.

Shalom Ensemble playing

Pavel Haas (1899-1944)

Suite for Oboe und Cello (1939)

Gideon Klein (1919-1945)
Trio for Violine, Viola und Cello (Theresienstadt 1944)
Duo for Violine und Viola
Three songs for Soprano and piano.

Phantasy and Fuge for string-quartett  (1942)

Three songs for  Soprano and piano

Hans Krása (1899-1944)
Fuge for Violine, Viola und Cello
Dance for Violine,Viola und Cello
Brundibár, Children's Opera

Zigmund Schul (1016-1944)
Two hassidic Dances for Violine und Viola
Fuge for Piano

Viktor Ullmann (1998-1944)
Die Weise von Liebe und Tod des Cornets Christoph Rilke

for voice and piano
Five loe-songs by Ricarda Huch (op. 26)

for Soprano and piano


Paul Aron Sandfort

"Nachschub" for voice and ensemble
Thoughs of a hungry child standing in line for food in Theresienstdt.
Ouverture  to the opera  "Brundibár"


and much more....


Wie ein Abgesang auf Theresienstadt

"Like a swan-song for Theresienstadt"

It was the Theresienstadt Diary by Helga Pollak-Kinsky which inspired Susanne Gargerle to connect her music with readings from Helga's diary. The title of the programm is a quotation from the book by Helga Pollak-Kinsky, and refers to the legendary performance of Verdi's Requiem in the Ghetto.


When we presented the new book "Mein Theresienstädter Tagebuch 1943-1944" in the Academy of Arts in Berlin in June 2014, both, the Shalom-Ensemble and the Zwockhaus took part in it and contributed  to the atmosphere of Theresienstadt, which Helga, by reading from her authentic  diary written in Room 28, evoked so magically.


On 28 October 2015 a concert by the Shalom Ensemble in the NS-Documentation Center in Munic was introduced by Helga Pollak-Kinsky and Hannelore Brenner with reminiscences, reflections and authentic testimonies of the importance of music in Theresienstadt, and its aftereffects.


The concert of the Shalom-Ensemble was excellent.


Website Shalom Ensemble

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January 2017

The Compendium to the Educational Room 28 Projects is published!

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Leya. Sao Paulo
The Theresienstadt Diary by Helga Pollak-Kinsky, publihsed by Ediiton Room 28

"As Meninas do Quarto 28" in Porto Alegre presented by Karen Zolko

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