Thursday, April 24, 2014

Yaakov Lemmer At Warsaw Ghetto Uprising Memorial

Yaakov Lemmer sings E l Molei Rachamim at Warsaw Ghetto Uprising 70th Memorial on April 18 2013. The events came exactly 70 years after about 750 poorly armed Jews began armed resistance to the German forces, who were sending ghetto residents to death camps. The revolt was crushed in May, and the ghetto was razed to the ground, its residents killed.

The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Zubin Mehta, performed works by Beethoven in Warsaw's Grand Theater in honor of the fighters- a gala event attended by Komorowski, Prime Minister Donald Tusk and Rotem. Before the concert, Cantor Yaakov Lemmer appeared on a stage designed to evoke the old ghetto and sang a prayer for Holocaust victims.

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