Collage, Molly Applebaum with her mother Sarah Weissenberg, approx 1934 with letters from the 1940s courtesy of her daughter, Sharon Wrock. © Peter Yuan

Silent Tears: The Last Yiddish Tango

Payadora Tango Ensemble & Lenka Lichtenberg

2023-01-24 19:30 2023-01-24 21:00 60 Canada/Eastern 🎟 NAC: Silent Tears: The Last Yiddish Tango

https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/32483

In-person event

To mark Holocaust Remembrance Week 2023 and the 78th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, the National Arts Centre presents Silent Tears: The Last Yiddish Tango, by the Payadora Tango Ensemble and Lenka Lichtenberg. This award-winning program is based on poems, testimonies and writings of women who were victims of sexual violence, human experimentation, forced sterilization and torture during the Holocaust. Some are from a project led by Dr. Paula David, a social worker at a Toronto...

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Fourth Stage,1 Elgin Street,Ottawa,Canada
Tuesday, January 24, 2023
7:30 PM EDT
Collage, Molly Applebaum with her mother Sarah Weissenberg, approx 1934 with letters from the 1940s courtesy of her daughter, Sharon Wrock. © Peter Yuan
Payadora Tango Ensemble
Lenka Lichtenberg
Payadora Tango Ensemble © Paul Jurecka
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  • In-person event

To mark Holocaust Remembrance Week 2023 and the 78th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, the National Arts Centre presents Silent Tears: The Last Yiddish Tango, by the Payadora Tango Ensemble and Lenka Lichtenberg. This award-winning program is based on poems, testimonies and writings of women who were victims of sexual violence, human experimentation, forced sterilization and torture during the Holocaust. Some are from a project led by Dr. Paula David, a social worker at a Toronto Jewish care home who helped survivors process their trauma by writing collective poetry. Others are from Molly Applebaum, a Canadian author, who, during her adolescent years, was buried underground in a small wooden box in a barn in Dąbrowa, Poland during the war.

The songs from Silent Tears tell the story of unimaginable violence as experienced by women and children during the Nazi occupation of Poland.

Featuring

Rebekah Wolkstein (violin, composer)

Lenka Lichtenberg (vocals)

Drew Jurekca (bandoneon, musical director)

Robert Horvath (piano)

Joseph Phillips (double bass)

Dan Rosenberg (speaker)

video:
Collage, Molly Applebaum with her mother Sarah Weissenberg, approx 1934 with letters from the 1940s courtesy of her daughter, Sharon Wrock. © Peter Yuan
Payadora Tango Ensemble
Lenka Lichtenberg
Payadora Tango Ensemble © Paul Jurecka
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