Never forget, April 19

WRTI will honor the memory of the victims of the Holocaust, and join with those in our community who remember them, with special programming throughout the day.

Listen in the 2 pm hour for I Never Saw Another Butterfly by Philadelphia composer Charles Davidson. His best-known work, it’s a setting of poems by children imprisoned in Theresienstadt; only 100 of the 15,000 children there survived. I Never Saw Another Butterfly has received more than 4,000 performances throughout the world, and is the subject of two PBS documentaries. Charles Davidson was the cantor of Adath Jeshurun in Elkins Park from 1966 to 2004.

You’ll also hear works by composers that the Nazis considered dangerous to the Reich; music labeled Entartete or “degenerate” was banned, and many of the composers of those works were imprisoned and killed.

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