Memorial Topf & Söhne
Die Mädchen von Zimmer 28, L 410 Theresienstadt -
The Girls of Room 28.Opening: 24 January 2020. The exhibtion can be visited till 28 June 2020. Information: Gedenkstätte Topf & Söhne
„Music ist the most beautiful creation of the human soul"
The words from the Theresienstadt Diary of Helga Pollak are the title and motto of our event that will take place on 20 June 2020 in Leipzig's Gewandhaus.
General Direction: Frank-Steffen Elster
Theatre-direction: Olek Witt.
Texts and songs based on the Scenic Book "The Girls of Room 28“ by Hannelore Brenner.
Our cooperation dates back to the year 2005, when the Hans Krása's opera Brundibár was staged by this choir and our exhibition was on display at the Gewandhaus. On 22 January 2008 we invited the Choir to the opening of the exhibition in the German Parliament and in the Academy of Arts (photo). In 2010 we took part in the choir’s German-Israel project Brundibár – a children’s opera bringing Germany and Israel together.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council annually commemorates Holocaust Memorial Day on 27th January. This year’s theme is 'Stand Together' set by the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust.
We are happy to announce that the Art Central Gallery in Cardiff chose The Girls of Room 28 as their contribution to the Holocaust Memorial Day.
From the Press-release of the New Art Gallery:
The Girls of Room 28 is a remarkable story that follows a group of young Jewish female prisoners who once lived together in Room 28 in the Girls Home, L 410 within the Theresienstadt Ghetto.
From about 50 girls who passed Room 28, fifteen survived the Holocaust. Today there are only four remaining survivors from the group.
The exhibition has been shown in many places in Germany and across Europe and in Brazil. It developed into an international cultural and educational project.
The 27 January 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, with events taking place across the country and also in Cardiff's Art Central Gallery.
Update: 1 March 2020
A new Czech edition will be published in 2020 by Albatros Media, Prague.
A new Polish edition will be published in 2020 by Swiat Ksiaski, Warsaw.
English book-rights available.
The contract with Schocken Book ended. The English rights are available.
Portuguese book-rights available
Learn all about Room 28 Projects and the Educational Project in the above Compendium.
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