Remembering the Holocaust through Story & Song

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Wissahickon Valley Public Library

650 West Skippack Pike

Blue Bell, PA 19422

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Cantor and Auschwitz survivor David Wisnia and his grandson, singer/songwriter Avi Wisnia perform to commemorate the Holocaust.

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Generation to Generation: Remembering the Holocaust through Story and Song

**UPDATE: 9/17/2019: THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. WE ARE AT CAPACITY FOR OUR EVENT SPACE.

- Seats for walk-ins are NOT guaranteed and will be determined 5 minutes to the event start time. WALK-INS will be asked to wait to be seated closer to the start of the event, after registered patrons are checked in.

- For those already registered, please print tickets or show them on your phone or simply give your name at the door and we will check your name off the list.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we do our best to accommodate all who wish to attend according to safe building code capacity for the community room.

Through the voice of survivor Cantor David S. Wisnia and the music of his grandson Avi Wisnia, you will hear of David's incredible journey from Auschwitz prisoner to survivor and liberator. Singing together, grandfather and grandson will perform original compositions to illustrate this incredible story of strength and resiliency, of faith and hope, and the power of music to bring light to the darkest of days.

Join us for this very special evening. It's an experience you are sure to remember.

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This program is FREE and open to the Public. (Ages 13+)

More about our Performers:

Cantor David Wisnia is a survivor of the notorious Auschwitz Annihilation Camp where he was incarcerated for close to 3 years, saving his life by singing to entertain the Nazi SS and cell block leaders. David was later transferred to Dachau in December 1944, surviving the Death March, and managing to escape. He was soon found and rescued by the American 101 Airborne Division. Joining with the 506th Parachute Infantry, he engaged actively in combat during the closing days of the war with Germany in 1945, becoming both a survivor and a liberator.

David S. Wisnia continued singing in the United States. He served as Cantor of Temple Shalom in Levittown, PA for 28 years, and recently retired after 23 years as Cantor for Har Sinai Hebrew Congregation of Trenton, NJ. David is a member of the American Conference of Cantors within the Union of American Hebrew Congregations, and continues to be an active vocalist, educator, and congregational community leader.

A memoir of David Wisnia's powerful life story is "One Voice, Two Lives: From Auschwitz Prisoner to 101st Airborne Trooper," ( Comteq Publishing and Stockton University). For information, visit www.onevoicetwolives.com.

Avi Wisnia is an award-winning composer, singer, performer and educator, finding inspiration in Brazilian bossa nova, acoustic American folk, 1950’s west-coast jazz, and contemporary pop. Hailing from Philadelphia, Avi tours in support of his debut album, "Something New," performing in prestigious venues around the world – from the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City to The Kennedy Center in Washington DC to concerts in Warsaw, Poland and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. His latest single “Sky Blue Sky” was recorded via satellite between Philadelphia and Brazil, winning recognition from the Philadelphia Songwriters Project and MidAtlantic Songwriters Competition. In addition to being a performing songwriter, Avi Wisnia has also given a TED talk and performed with The Moth storytellers. For more information, please visit www.aviwisnia.com

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650 West Skippack Pike

Blue Bell, PA 19422

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