Trio Artus (Pol-Ger-Isr)

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FRIENDS' CONCERT. LET THERE BE NO WAR EVER AGAIN – a tribute to Ilse Weber by TRIO ARTUS.

13 września 2017 r. (środa), godz. 19.00

Szegedi Új Zsinagóga

6722 Szeged, Jósika u. 10.

Featuring pieces by Ilse Weber, a Jewish poet writing in German, most notably songs and theater pieces for children. During her imprisonment at the There­sienstadt concentration camp during WWII Ilse We­ber worked as a night nurse in the camp’s children’s infirmary, doing everything she could for the young patients deprived of access to medicines. While there, she wrote around 60 poems and set many of them to music, employing deceptively simple tunes and imagery to describe the horror of her surround­ings. In performance she accompanied herself on guitar. Her songs include “Lullaby,” “I Wandered Through Theresienstadt,” “The Lidice Sheep,” “And the Rain Falls,” and “Avowal of Belief. After Ilse We­ber’s husband was deported to Auschwitz in October 1944, she volunteered to join him with their son Tom­my as she did not want to break up the family. She and the boy were sent to the gas chamber on arrival. Willi Weber survived them by 30 years.

Organisers: Embassy of the State of Israel, Embassy of the German Federal Republic, Embassy of the Republic of Poland, Polish Institute

Partner: Honorary Consul of the State of Israel in Szeged