“The Holocaust must remind us: We must put a stop to the Hate that is simmering in the world… because it can only lead to further genocides!"
The ‘Night’ Holocaust Project is dedicated to educating young high school and college students about the dangers of antisemitism, as well as all forms of hate – by bringing these young people to confront the horrors of the Holocaust, as experienced and memorialized by the late Elie Wiesel.
The 'Night' Holocaust Project represents an endeavor to amplify the very human memoir of the late Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Elie Wiesel (1928-2016) - a fifteen-year-old survivor of the Auschwitz death camps - with the amazing music of Leib Glantz (1898-1964) - considered worldwide as one of the greatest cantors and composers of Jewish music.
The classical music orchestration of composer Leib Glantz’s liturgical music has been performed by the renowned Jewish American composer and orchestrator Joseph Ness (Hartford, Connecticut).
The Night Holocaust Memorial events are to be performed around the world by symphony orchestras and large-scale mixed-voice choirs, in addition to professional actors who will narrate 18 excerpts from the “Night” memoir in the local language to be performed.
The World Premiere of the ‘Night’ Holocaust event took place in Kaliningrad, Russia, at the famous Kaliningrad Dome, on January 27, 2019 -- the United Nation’s International Day of Holocaust Remembrance.
The second ‘Night’ concert took place at the beautiful St. Johns Church in Vilnius, Lithuania, on January 29, 2019.
The famous Russian actress and singer Tamara Gverdtsiteli dramatically narrated the 'Night' excerpts in Russian, and in Vilnius, nationally acclaimed actress Elze Gudaviciute performed the ‘Night’ narration in the Lithuanian language.
The Kaliningrad Symphony Orchestra, conducted by the renowned Maestro Arkadi Feldman, was joined by the world-famous Lithuanian Vilnius State Choir, the Moscow Jewish Male Capella, the Russian ‘Cyrillic’ Choir and the Kaliningrad Musical Theater Choir – in total more than 100 singers.
Three world famous vocal soloists – Tenor Daniel Mutlu (NY), Soprano Helena Goldt (Berlin), and Mezzo Soprano Tamara Gverdtsiteli (Moscow) enthralled sold out venues.
The narration and music are accompanied by a giant screen projection of images from several genocides, such as Ruanda, Cambodia, Bosnia, and the Holocaust.
Upcoming ‘Night’ Holocaust scheduled events in 2019 and 2020 in Jerusalem, Hannover, Prague, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Riga, London, Toronto, Santiago-Chile, Florida, and New York.
The 40 distinguished members of the International Advisory Board of The ‘Night’ Holocaust Project express their enthusiastic support for this monumental event.