Zamir: Jewish Voices Return (2000)

Genres - History, Music  |   Sub-Genres - Military & War, Politics & Government, Social History  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - United States   |  
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This video captures the Jewish chorale group Zamir of Boston during various performances in Warsaw, Krakow, Prague, Vienna, Auschwitz, and Terezin. Zamir is the spiritual descendant of HaZamir, the musical group that sang for concentration camp inmates during the Holocaust. In music both joyous and melancholy, the group celebrates the Jewish music tradition and the courage of the people who were sent to concentration camps. There are full-length performances by the choir, recorded in European churches, Jewish cemeteries, and town halls. Archival film footage and remembrances of Holocaust survivors are interspersed with performances for an unforgettable video experience.

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cemetery, choral-singing, church, Holocaust, Judaism, retrospective, singer