Holocaust Education Week Presentation “Hate is a Failure of the Imagination” at 7:00 pm in the Martin Luther Church

Date(s) - Nov 5
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Holocaust Education Week Presentation
Hate is a Failure of the Imagination: A Literary Collage
7:00pm at Martin Luther Church

Gregorij von Leïtis, Artistic Director of Elysium — Between Two Continents recites texts reflecting the power of imagination and to the profound love and humanity of the artists who were imprisoned in the Theresienstadt concentration camp. They illuminate the unshakable hope that human decency will prevail and that humanity will be stronger than all the attempts to crush it. The repertoire includes texts from Alice Herz-Sommer, Georg Kafka, Paul Aron Sandfort, Leo Straus, Viktor Ullmann, and Ilse Weber, creating a pivotal moment in how we understand resiliency and spiritual resistance.

Michael Lahr provides contextual commentary to accompany the readings.Today more than ever, it is important to carry this message of hope and positivity out into the world. The life-affirming words of these artists can still encourage us to break through the spiral of hate, violence and destruction.

• Gregorij von Leïtis is a winner of the New York Theatre Club Prize, Founding Artistic Director of Elysium and President of The Lahr von Leïtis Academy and Archive.
• Michael Lahr is the Program and Concept Director of Elysium.

Additional information about Gregorij H. von Leïtis can be found online at :