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Sweet Lorraine in Auschwitz
The Dark and Bright Sides of Humanity through Music and Memory
Playing, singing, and composing music, from classical to jazz, were important tools of hope and survival in the ghettos and concentration camps during World War II.
Frank Grunwald, survivor of five concentration camps, including Auschwitz, is an Indianapolis resident and piano accordion player. Frank’s vision for this program was inspired by the fact that he and his brother sang some of the 1920s and 1930s American jazz standards in Auschwitz to take their minds away from the horrific conditions they were facing.
Frank will open the evening playing Sweet Lorraine, and will introduce and perform each of the songs that follows. Woven into the program will be survivor testimony clips from the documentary We Shall Not Die Now, produced and directed by local musician, composer, and filmmaker, Ashton Gleckman.
Frank Grunwald, Holocaust Survivor & Sweet Lorraine Curator, Indianapolis Star
Proceeds Benefit Our work to Combat Antisemitism
Proceeds from the event go directly to support the JCRC’s Stand Up! Speak Out! initiative, which implements programs that reduce hate, combat antisemitism, support Holocaust education, promote respect in schools and on college campuses, and help Jewish youth confront antisemitism and engage on Israel. These programs have a powerful impact on both the Jewish and general communities because of their ideal blend of support, education, relationship-building, collaboration & partnerships, outreach & engagement, and advocacy – all working together to effectively beat back the increasing presence of antisemitism in society today. More information about the Stand Up! Speak Out! initiative can be found here.
JCRC convenes the Jewish community’s “Common Table,” around which representatives from Jewish synagogues, agencies, and organizations come together to build consensus on issues important to the Jewish community. We then translate these positions into action through engagement and advocacy.
As the multi-faith and intergroup relations arm of the Jewish community, we look to build bridges wherever possible, acting in coalition with groups that fight discrimination and advocate for human & civil rights and work towards social & economic justice.
JCRC is the Indianapolis Jewish community’s official media relations arm, serving as the primary resource for print, broadcast, and online outlets on topics relating to the local Jewish community, Judaism, and Israel.
Thank You to Our Sponsors!
LISTING COMING SOON!
Stand Up! Speak Out! Sponsors
- Jeff Berebitsky and Family
- Dr. Jennifer Schwartz & Dr. Jonathan
Fridell and Family
- The George Skadron Family
- Glick Philanthropies
- Iliana & Irwin Levin and Family
- Katz Korin Cunningham
- Miriam Dant & Dant Advocacy
- Paul Family Endowment Fund
- Rachel M. Simon, Herbert Simon Family Foundation
- Barash Law, LLC
- Dr. John & Diane Abrams
- Honorable Evan & Lynda Goodman
- Joe & Barb Alpert
- Sybil Mervis
Central Indiana Community Foundation
Dr. Neil Levine & Joanne Bates
Katzman & Katzman, P.C.
Nancy & Brad Bell
Second Presbyterian Church
- BJE Holocaust Studies Fund
Carol Weiss & Rob Rifkin
Doehrman Buba Ring
Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman, P.C.
Todd & Linda Maurer
Advocate Sponsor (Nonprofit Level)
Congregation Beth Shalom
Congregation Beth-El Zedeck
Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation
Kurt & Tessye Simon Fund for Holocaust Remembrance at Temple Beth-El
In Kind Sponsors
Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center
Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis
Hear Music That Gave Hope During the Holocaust
Thanks to dozens of sponsors, we’re running out of tickets for Sweet Lorraine, & must temporarily pause sales!