Lo spirito di Assisi

Can We “Educate” Anti-Semitism Away?

14 Novembre 2023

It was an emotional event at UNESCO’s Paris headquarters on the occasion of the Holocaust Remembrance Day event on January 26. The violinist Robert Davidovici played Spanish composer Jorge Grundman’s heart-breaking Shoah for Solo Violin, inspired, as the composer said, by Jewish children’s drawings at a Prague exhibition − the only reminders of their existence. He decided to write this piece to serve as a further remembrance. One of the speakers was Mrs. Isabelle Choko, the 95-year-old president of an organization representing the deportees to Auschwitz.