In Terezín, a Nazi camp where 33,000 people died, a remarkable community of musicians and artists answered despair with creativity. Here is their astonishing world.
OUR WILL TO LIVE
YO-YO MA: “Our Will to Live takes readers into the world of Terezín’s silenced artists and makes their voices come alive. A testimony to the inextinguishable strength of the human spirit. There are moments of excruciating beauty, there are heartrending stories, all reminding us that if we lose our humanity, we are nothing.”
The fullest picture of Terezín's cultural life arrives with OUR WILL TO LIVE. It brings the first English translation of Ullmann's firsthand accounts of Terezín's concerts, composers, and a generation of accomplished artists silenced too soon—plus a trove of stunning, rarely seen art created by Terezín prisoners, and an original collection of vintage and new music tracks performed by survivors and contemporary masters. The result of 30 of original research. Created, introduced, and annotated by MARK LUDWIG, executive director of the Terezín Music Foundation.
BOOK: 328 pages, Clothbound • Ordering begins November 1.
LISTEN to music described in the book: an original collection of 34 vintage & modern tracks by survivors & contemporary masters.
The book is a springboard for TMF Holocaust and genocide education programs. HOST A PROGRAM.