Menu Close
0M0A2376 (1)
previous arrow
next arrow
Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Teacher Training 3: Defiant Requiem

February 18, 2022 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Defiant Requiem: Music and Holocaust Education
A training with Murry Sidlin and Alexandra Zapruder

Our Summer Institute has been rescheduled into this four-part Teacher Training series taking place over the course of the school year. We are pleased to share that we’ll be able to offer these sessions to educators FREE of charge!

It is strongly recommended that teachers attend the entire series. All trainings will take place 8:30am-12pm ET and Act 48 credit will be granted to eligible participants.

  • Teacher Training 1: Comics & Curriculum: Engaging Students in Historical Representation & Memory (Friday, October 29, 2021)
  • Teacher Training 2: Using the Arts in the Classroom (Friday, February 4, 2022)
  • Teacher Training 3: Defiant Requiem: Music and Holocaust Education (Friday, February 18, 2022)
  • Teacher Training 4: Salvaged Pages: Diaries and Eyewitness Accounts in Holocaust Education (Friday, March 4, 2022)

Event Description: Defiant Requiem is an educational program that teaches the story of Jewish prisoners of the Nazis who used music to defy their oppressors, find courage, and sustain hope. The founder of the Defiant Requiem Foundation, Murry Sidlin, will present this peer-reviewed curriculum and help teachers find ways to incorporate musical resistance into their lessons.

About Murry Sidlin: Murry Sidlin, a conductor with a unique gift for engaging audiences, continues a diverse and distinctive musical career. He is the president and creative director of The Defiant Requiem Foundation, an organization that sponsors live concert performances of Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín and Hours of Freedom: The Story of the Terezín Composer; as well as other projects including the documentary film, Defiant Requiem; a new docudrama called Mass Appeal, 1943, which was premiered in June 2017; and The Rafael Schächter Institute for Arts and Humanities at Terezín. In addition, he lectures extensively on the arts and humanities as practiced by the prisoners in the Theresienstadt (Terezín) Concentration Camp.

About Alexandra Zapruder: Alexandra Zapruder began her career as a member of the founding staff of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. A graduate of Smith College, she earned her Ed.M. in Education at Harvard University in 1995.

In 2002, Alexandra completed her first book, Salvaged Pages: Young Writers’ Diaries of the Holocaust, which was published by Yale University Press and won the National Jewish Book Award in the Holocaust category.She wrote and co-produced I’m Still Here, a documentary film for young audiences based on her book, which aired on MTV in May 2005 and was nominated for two Emmy awards.

She has been published in Parade, LitHub, Smithsonian Magazine, and The New York Times.


February 18, 2022
8:30 am - 12:00 pm


Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh
View Organizer Website