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Tree of Life Cantata: In the Shadows of Kristallnacht
November 9, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Three years ago on October 27, 2018, a white supremacist violently murdered 11 Jews at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was the worst antisemitic event in U.S. history — and awakened the public to the severity and pervasiveness of Jew-hatred in America.
As a tribute to the victims and survivors of the attack, Concert Nova Chamber Ensemble will premiere the performance of Jacob Lindy’s Tree of Life Cantata. The concert will also include a quartet piece by Pavel Haas, a composer who was murdered during the Holocaust.
To commemorate the 83rd anniversary of Kristallnacht, the Tree of Life Cantata will be presented as a virtual streamed experience on Tuesday, November 9, 2021. On November 9-10, 1938, anti-Jewish violence erupted throughout the Third Reich, including Austria. Made to look spontaneous, the Night of Broken Glass was actually government organized and approved. The nationwide pogrom was known as Kristallnacht because of the shards of glass that littered the streets from the vandalized Jewish shops. Kristallnacht was a turning point in the Nazi persecution of the Jews, which led to the Holocaust.
The Tree of Life Cantana is presented by the Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center, ish, the Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives, and Cincinnati Skirball Museum. It is proudly sponsored by Jewish Cincinnati Bicentennial; Jewish Federation of Cincinnati and Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati lead sponsors. Thank you to Congregation Beth Adam for their work in spearheading this community performance.
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