Sounds from Silence: Rescuing Music Suppressed by the Nazis

On Yom HaShoah Prof. Phillip Silver gave a presentation on his research rescuing music suppressed by the Nazis with a performance by the Silver Duo (Phillip and Noreen Silver), live in Minsky Recital Hall before an audience of 74 and was streamed by another 80+ on Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Professor Silver discussed the life and work of Leone Sinigaglia (14 August 1868 – 16 May 1944), James Simon (29 September 1880 – 12/14 October 1944), and Otto Zweig (11 January 1874 – Oktober 1942).

Co-sponsored by: UMaine Judaic Studies, UMaine Religious Studies, UMaine History Dept., UMaine Philosophy Dept., UMaine School of Performing Arts, Clement & Linda McGillicuddy Humanities Center, UMaine Hillel, Congregation Beth El (Bangor), Congregation Beth Israel (Bangor), Bangor Public Library, the Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine, and the Jewish Community Endowment Association (JCEA).

A man, Phillip Silver, speaking at a podium.