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sophisticated knowledge would like to support The Defiant Requiem Foundation and their work for international understanding and peace. The Defiant Requiem Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in 2008 by Murry Sidlin, distinguished conductor, educator and innovator. „The Foundation is dedicated to preserving the memory of the prisoners in the Theresienstadt Concentration Camp (Terezin) during World War II, who, despite monumental suffering, disease and the constant presence of death, found hope and inspiration in the arts and humanities.“ sophisticated knowledge offers special discounts for our clients who would like to join us in our support for this important cause. Many of us at sophisticated knowledge are currently or have been involved in Holocaust education or research. We are dedicated to promoting tolerance by keeping the memory of the victims alive and teaching the public about the history of those events. If you are interested in the work of The Defiant Requiem Foundation, please contact us. To directly support the work of The Defiant Requiem Foundation, please contact the Foundation via Email. Donations to The Defiant Requiem Foundation may be tax deductable in certain countries, we would be willing to assist you in acquiring further information in this matter.

About The Defiant Requiem Foundation  (www.defiantrequiem.org)

The Defiant Requiem Foundation is dedicated to preserving the memory of the prisoners in the Theresienstadt Concentration Camp (Terezín) during World War II, who, despite monumental suffering, disease, and the constant presence of death, found hope and inspiration in the arts and humanities. The Foundation honors their memory and their inspired artistic endeavors by focusing on four core components: the production and international distribution of its award-winning documentary film Defiant Requiem, the creation of a Holocaust and human rights education curriculum available on the Foundation’s website, the annual perpetuation of The Rafael Schächter Institute for Arts and Humanities, and the production of live concert performances of Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín.

Upon learning of the story of Rafael Schächter and his chorus in Terezín, conductor Murry Sidlin created a multimedia concert-drama that combined a full performance of the Verdi Requiem with testimonials from survivors and vintage footage from the propaganda film that the Nazis made about Terezín. In May 2006 Maestro Sidlin brought a performance of this concert-drama, which he called Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín, to the grounds of the ghetto/concentration camp where the story had originated some 63 years earlier. The concert-drama has been performed in cities around the world, including Atlanta; Berlin; Budapest; Jerusalem; New York City; Prague; Washington, DC; Boston; San Diego and three times at Terezín itself.

         The concert-drama Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín, the documentary film Defiant Requiem and accompanying curriculum guide, The Rafael Schächter Institute for Arts and Humanities, and the educational lesson plans together offer new insights into our understanding of what it meant to resist and defy attempts to suppress the human spirit during the Holocaust. The programs of The Defiant Requiem Foundation illuminate the courageous actions of the prisoners who chose positive, creative behavior as their response to Nazi degradation. The contemporary lessons of Defiant Requiem are also explored as an example of ways in which individuals facing barbaric acts of genocide today can find the strength and courage to survive. The Defiant Requiem Foundation is a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization established in Washington, DC. For more information about the Foundation, please call our office at (202) 244-0220 or email Louisa Hollman, Executive Director, at lhollman@defiantrequiem.org.

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 For our dear friends, Edgar Krasa (1924-2017) and his late wife Hana Krasa (1923-2015)