Music in Times of Tragedy
The Music From The Holocaust - A Project by Dr. Amit Weiner
The project "Music in Times of Tragedy" Commemorates the lives and music of the Jewish composers and musicians who were murdered in the Holocaust and the Jewish cultural life inside the concentration camps and the ghettos.
A cooperation with Yad Vashem, and Israeli Embassies around the world,
initiated and managed by Dr. Amit Weiner
"Music is more important than bread,
especially at times when it is not needed at all"
*This was written on the concerts bulletin board of the Jewish symphony orchestra in Warsaw Ghetto, during the Holocaust
Dr. Amit Weiner is interviewing
about the project in i24 News Channel, January 2018
About the Project
“Music in Times of Tragedy” was created by Dr. Amit Weiner in 2012, as a way to preserve the music was written and performed by Jews during the Holocaust. As shown in Dr. Weiner research about the subject, music played a major role in the lives of the inmates in the concentration camps, the Ghettos, and the extermination camps. This consisted of live performances of operatic music, classical music, and even jazz, in horrible living conditions, and truly against all odds.
On a personal note, as a third generation to Holocaust survivors, this project is a very gratifying experience for me. I look forward to presenting it to many other audiences around the globe.
About the Program
The presentation and concerts are dedicated solely to music that was written and performed during the Holocaust. The live music is interwoven with the personal stories and struggles of those musicians, all perished in the Holocaust. The audience learns about the Jewish culture and heritage, a culture that was almost completely lost by the Nazis.
The program is modular and can be modified to fit varies types of audiences: children and adults, uneducated or high-educated, Jewish or non-Jewish, professional musicians or the general public.
Czech Republic embassy in Beijing official publications:
i24 News Channel
Kan English, Israeli radio station
MRTV - Myanmar Government Radio & Television Service:
MITV - Myanmar International Television:
Israeli embassy in Thailand official publications:
Israeli embassy in Myanmar official publications:
Israeli embassy in Vietnam official publications: