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The result of the constant and in-depth research carried out by Maestro Francesco Lotoro, will become an account that, by means of audio visual material, information, photos, compositions, letters and interviews with the survivors, aims at helping us to understand how the victims of the Third Reich have used the arts as a form of resistance and at promoting the knowledge of the music created by the victims of the deportation and of the Shoah and by the survivors and at filling a gap in the history of music by promoting the knowledge of a generation of composers for most unknown. The DVD (in 3 Languages: Italian, English and German) is intended to:
  1. Schools
  2. Jewish research institutes
  3. Jewish communities
  4. Libraries
  5. Italian and European archives
  6. 6. Television
Activity: Through research, contact has been established, among others, with some of the survivors or relatives who took part in the interviews filmed.

  1. Bernard Gouè, son of Emile, deported to the Stalag XB Oflag (Niemburg/Weser)
  2. Andrè Laks, son of Szimon, deported to Dachau and Auschwitz-Birkenau
  3. Coco Schumann, percussionist of the Ghetto Swingers of Terezin
  4. Paul Aron Sandfort, trumpeter deported to Terezin
  5. Friedrich Guertler, son of Hermann, deported to Bolzano-Gries
  6. Peter Koppitz, nephew of Charles Abeles, deported to Alberobello
  7. Waldemar Kropinski, son of Jozef, deported to Auschwitz and Buchenwald
  8. Albino Bellon, deported to the Stalag 328 of Lviv
  9. Ivan Karel, son of Rudolf, held in Pankràc and deported to Terezin
  10. Zvi Kanar, deported to Lodz
  11. Greta Hoffmeister, deported to Terezin
  12. Ruth Levin, daughter of Leibu, deported to a Soviet camp
  13. Edith Kraus, Viktor Ullmann’s favourite pianist, deported to Terezin
  14. Uri Spitzer, percussionist of the BBB Band of the camp of the Mauritius Islands.
The filming was done in the European countries in which these musicians live. The locations were: Paris, Munich, Freeburg, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Prague, Warsaw, Tel Aviv, and Jerusalem. Particular attention was given to concentration camps to which the interviewed persons had been deported:
Particular attention will be given to concentration camps to which the interviewed persons had been deported:
  1. Stalag XB Oflag (Niemburg/Weser)
  2. Dachau
  3. Terezin
  4. Bolzano-Gries
  5. Alberobello
  6. Auschwitz
  7. Buchenwald
  8. Stalag 328 in Lviv
  9. Pankràc
  10. Lodz