Auckland Kristallnacht Commemorative Concert 2023
The Holocaust Centre of New Zealand presents:
A tribute to musicians who found refuge in the East, this year’s Kristallnacht Commemorative Concert tells their stories through the evening’s music programme.
Journeying from the concert halls of Europe all the way to Mumbai, Shanghai and Batavia, the stories of Lili Kraus, Szymon Goldberg, Wolfgang Fraenkel, and Walter Kaufmann will be portrayed through this special concert. We will remember and experience the place that music had in their lives and in their tales of survival, and the lasting legacies they left behind - from founding the Bombay Chamber Music Society to being recognised in a Javanese internment camp.
From Indonesia to India, the stories of Lili Kraus, Szymon Goldberg, Wolfgang Fraenkel, and Walter Kaufmann will be portrayed through this special concert.
The concert is presented by the Holocaust Centre of New Zealand, in partnership with the New Zealand School of Music—Te Kōkī, Victoria University of Wellington.
This concert commemorates Kristallnacht, “The Night of Broken Glass”, the pogrom on 9 -10 November 1938, when carefully orchestrated anti-Jewish violence was carried out across Germany, Austria, and the Sudetenland.
Doors open at 6:00 PM and the concert will begin at 6:45 PM, Kadimah School Hall, 514 Remuera Road, Auckland.