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Remembrance of BIIb

11 July 2024 at 8pm
Prague Castle Riding School
U Prašného mostu 3, Prague 1-Hradčany
The Riding School’s terrace will open from 7pm

A commemorative concert marking the 80th anniversary of the liquidation of the family camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau

Reservation required via online form.

The anniversary of the liquidation of the family camp is a reminder of the monstrous deception committed against the living shortly before their deaths. For the residents of the BIIb family block, better treatment was a false hope meant to make the murderers look better, but on 10–12 July 1944, the Auschwitz death factory fulfilled its role.

Photo Jan Dobrovský

The Memorial of Silence commemorates this year’s anniversary with a selection of compositions that tell the stories of the postwar generations. The legacy of the Shoah is confronted with parallels to contemporary conflicts. Memory is a key to understanding the present.

Bedřich Smetana (1824–1884)
From My Life (orchestral arrangement by George Szell)

Jaroslav Jakubovič (*1948) Sarah and Abraham, concert for saxophone, piano, and orchestra
Na’omi Shemer (1930–2004), Horchat Hai Caliptus

Performed by the Prague Symphony Orchestra with soloists Jaroslav Jakubovič, Emil Viklický, and Jitka Čvančarová, the latter of whom will also host the evening

Conductor: Tomáš Brauner

The concert is held under the auspices of Mrs. Markéta Pekarová Adamová, president of the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic and the Minister of Culture Martin Baxa

Admission free.