Music and lecture on Jewish life in Hungary

Music and lecture on Jewish life in Hungary

EAST BRUNSWICK PUBLIC LIBRARY continues its Holocaust remembrance program series with “The Jews of Central Europe Before the Holocaust with Focus on Hungary” on Sunday, April 28 at 2:30 p.m.

“Our aim is to commemorate and celebrate the rich historical and cultural contributions of Jewish communities, beginning with that of Hungary before its tragic extinction by the Germans,” said Dr. Michael Kesler, producer of the series.  “It is our way of honoring and keeping alive their legacy as time marches on, so that these once-thriving civilizations, from whom many among us are descended, are never forgotten.”

Historian Glenn Dynner, chair of humanities at Sarah Lawrence College, will discuss the Jews’ impact on Hungary’s commerce, arts, and culture.
Dr. Tamara Freeman, Holocaust ethnomusicologist and concert violist, will play her 1935 Joseph Bausch viola that was rescued from the Holocaust. She will be joined by a number of musicians and dancers from Keslerdances.

The free program is sponsored through a partnership of the East Brunswick Jewish Center, the Karma Foundation, the Jewish Federation in the Heart of New Jersey, and East Brunswick Public Library. Visit

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