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Songs of the Holocaust

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It is Holocaust Memorial Day in Israel, one of the most sombre points in the calendar with sirens calling the for two minutes silence in mid-morning.

It is a moment to reflect on the continuing research into the detail of the Nazi plan to murder the Jewish population of Europe, research which continues to change our understanding of what happened.

This year has seen the opening of an exhibition dedicated to the young men who ran a football league in the Theresienstadt ghetto in the Czech Republic.

Kevin Connolly reports from Jerusalem on a remarkable aspect of life in Theresienstadt, in which artists and performers awaiting transportation to the death camps produced musical theatre of enduring quality.


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