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Congregation Beth Shalom of the Blue Hills

18 Shoolman Way

Milton, MA 02186

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Please join us for a special celebration at Congregation Beth Shalom of the Blue Hills to commemorate Yom HaShoah and the 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. An afternoon of remembrance with a musical concert by Dana Sandler and the unveiling of Yad Vashem's Shoah "How was it Humanely Possible", a visual exhibition recounting major historical aspects of the Holocaust.

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  • Exhibition Unveiling 2:00 PM

  • Concert 3:00 PM

Dana Sandler's "I NEVER SAW ANOTHER BUTTERFLY" is beautiful chamber jazz music inspired by the book of the same name and a moving tribute to the youngest victims of the Holocaust. Dana’s debut CD is set for release on Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah), April 21, 2020.

Originally published in 1959, I Never Saw Another Butterfly is a collection of poetry and art created by Jewish children in the Terezin concentration camp. The camp held approximately 144,000 prisoners including Jewish scholars, musicians, and artists. Sandler dedicates her album to Friedl Dicker-Brandeis, an Austrian artist and educator who organized art classes for the children of Terezin. Dicker-Brandeis collected 4,500 children’s drawings and poems in two suitcases before she was sent to Auschwitz in 1944. 15,000 children passed through Terezin; fewer than 100 survived.

Sandler’s music is captivating, and her voice is a sensitive, emotive instrument. The topic of the album is heart wrenching, but Sandler never gives in to the sadness. Instead, she pays respect to these young people through soulful interpretations with the hope that no other child will ever have to endure these horrors again.

SHOAH: How was it Humanly Possible was Yad Vashem's first traveling exhibition recounting the comprehensive story of the Shoah. The exhibition opened at the United Nations on January 26, 2015, marking the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz Birkenau and the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust.

This exhibit is designed to promote discussions about the Holocaust, to impart its universal lessons and to foster a connection to its relevance to daily life in the 21st century.

This exhibition consists of 18 panels with explanatory text, interspersed with the victims’ personal stories and quotes plus original photographs beginning with Jewish life in pre-Holocaust Europe and ending with the 1945 liberation of Nazi concentration camps and the survivors remarkable return to life.


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