On the 23rd of June , 1944,two delegates from the International Red Cross and one from the Danish Red Cross visited Theresienstadt accompanied by the commandant SS First Lieutenant Karl Rahm and one of his deputies.
During the visit the delegations were treated to an Opera by the Jewish composer Hans Krása. The children’s opera Brundibár was composed by composer Hans Krása and written by the writer Adolf Hoffmeister in 1938. for a government competition, which was later cancelled because of political developments.
In mid 1941 a production of the opera was directed by Rafael Schächter, and several of his friends, it served as a fiftieth birthday present for the director of the orphanage at Hagibor. There had only been 2 performances of the production in Prague, both took place in secret for the Jews were banned of partaking in any cultural events.
By winter 1942 composer Krása and the set designer František Zelenka…
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