Miraculous Escapes from Nazi Germany, Music and More: A Family’s Story
A Multi-media Event
“The packed auditorium of Jews and Christians was rewarded both in moral and historical content and in sheer, tasteful talent on display. Outstanding!” –Abigail Martin, Ph.D., Professor of Philosophy, Brooklyn College (April 7, 2013, after the show’s debut)
“Spectacular.” –Harriet Caston, Program Chairman, Jewish Residents’ Council Ann’s Choice (June 13, 2013)
Bucks County singer, songwriter, pianist and actress Lori Rosolowsky and the Temple Judea Choir present Miraculous Escapes, Music and More: A Family’s Story. Rosolowsky shares poignant and humorous stories of her relatives’ unlikely escapes from Nazi persecution and her aunt’s role (at age 23) as a translator at Nuremberg. Temple Judea’s choir joins Rosolowsky in singing music by her great uncle, renowned Jewish composer Herbert Fromm, as well as Rosolowsky’s own compositions, interwoven between stories of her family’s enduring contributions in many fields.
Herbert Fromm was the last survivor of an influential group of Jewish composers who emigrated from Central Europe during the Nazi period. He endeavored to add a new dimension to the music of the American synagogue by writing of humanity’s desire for unity—a motif shared by his descendent Rosolowsky in her own music and frequent performances benefiting local communities. The Temple Judea Choir sings Fromm’s “23rd Psalm” as well as Rosolowsky’s frequently performed “Pass It On”—an inspiring anthem of human connection that has been performed by the Bucks County Symphony and many area schools.
In addition, the show features video memoirs of Rosolowsky’s aunt, Edith Coliver, who was only 23 when she translated for Hermann Goering—Hitler’s designated successor—and other high-level Nazis at the Nuremberg Trials. She later worked as a human rights activist and became the first woman to hold leadership roles in several international and Jewish organizations.
This program is available with smaller numbers of musicians and different musicians as budgetary and geographic circumstances warrant. Program length: 60 minutes to 90 minutes based on client’s preferences. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 267 221 0627 for information and bookings.