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Cultural Life in Ghettos and Camps During the Holocaust

Alongside the hunger, the crowding, and the constant hardship, a rich spiritual and cultural life existed in many ghettos. Jews often risked their lives for higher values including educating their children, maintaining traditions and sustaining centuries-old cultural activities.

SLodz Ghetto- The ghetto orchestra Lodz Ghetto, 1941-Members of “The Front of the Wilderness Generation” dance in a circle Westerbork, Holland 1943- Musicians in a play in the camp Kovno, Lithuania- Performance of the ghetto orchestra Vilna, Poland- The ghetto choir performing. The conductor, Farnet, perished in the Klooga labor camp in EstoniaWarsaw Ghetto- A theatre presentation

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