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“What for Exists the Sun if there is no Day?..”

April 11 was established by the UN as International Day of Fascist Concentration Camps Prisoners Liberation in memory of 11 million who perished out of 20 million people imprisoned in 14,000 concentration camps established by Nazis. On April 11, 1945 insurrection in Buchenwald started.

On April 11 and 12 a unique program “What for Exists the Sun if there is no Day?..” was hosted at the KJJC. The program included songs written and sang by Daniel Dobias, Czech composer on the words of poems by the Jewish kids at Terezin ghetto, story told by Dagmar Shimova who was saved in 1939 by Nicolas Winton, (as they call him, the British Shindler), together with other 668 Jewish children from Czech, and exhibition of art by Helga Hoshkova, one of 100 Jewish kids survived out of 15,000 imprisoned in Terezin ghetto during the Holocaust.
The program was conducted by the JCC KEDEM, Jewish community of Moldova, Czech Republic Embassy in Moldova and ULIM and Slavic Universities of Kishinev.

Ambassadors of Czech Republic, Great Britain and Italy together with students, professors, members of the community made over 400 people who witnessed the touching melodies and stories of the human cruelty, struggle and hope.
“These days are marked by many important events”, said Michael Finckel, JCC KEDEM Deputy Director in his greeting words to the audience. “Kishinev Pogrom, 50th Anniversary of the 1st space flight, International Day of Liberation of Fascist Concentration Camps Prisoners. All of them are united by their meaning in the history and reflection of our spiritual weakness and strength. We honor and worship Righteous Gentiles like Mr. Nicolas Winton, we admire the courage of survivors in Holocaust, and are deeply thankful to people like Mr. Daniel Dobias, whose talent and character keeps our memory and heart alive.