OKC Yom HaShoah Program: "Defiant Requiem"

Cohen Chapel

Ohr Kodesh Congregation
Proudly Presents
a Screening of the Documentary Film

Followed by discussion with Stuart Eizenstat
Preceded by evening Minyan at 7:15 PM, Cohen Chapel

Defiant Requiem is a feature-length documentary film that tells the extraordinary, untold story of
the brave acts of resistance by Jewish prisoners at Theresienstadt (Terezín) during World War II.
The film highlights the remarkable story of Rafael Schächter, a brilliant young Czech conductor who demonstrated moral leadership under brutal circumstances by sustaining hope and courage for his fellow prisoners by creating a prisoner choir and “singing to the Nazis what they dared not say.”
This is a film about how a rare form of courage sparked compelling determination to survive by answering the worst of mankind with the best of mankind.

Defiant Requiem was nominated for two Documentary Emmy Awards in 2014 for best writing and best feature length documentary. The film is the recipient of numerous awards and has been broadcast on PBS, BBC4, French TV and Globostat in Brazil.

For more information, please call (240) 650-6042. The screening is free of charge. No reservation required.

Ohr Kodesh Congregation

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Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Phone: (301) 589-3880
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