Iron & Coal -- IN CONCERT
Friday, August 16, 2013 at 12:53PM

On a cold November night in 1938, shards of broken glass pierced the heart of European Jewish life.

Historians regard Kristallnacht as the first event of the Holocaust. Yet despite all expectations, the Jewish people survived. And for the first time in 75 years, Jewish communities in Germany, Poland and Austria are growing again. Berlin, Krakow, and Vienna have joined New York City as world capitals of Jewish culture and innovation.

On Sunday, October 20, 2013 and Saturday, November 9, 2013, Congregation Beth Elohim and Stephen Wise Free Synagogue are proud to commemorate the 75th yahrzeit of Kristallnacht with the American premieres of Jeremy Schonfeld's acclaimed concept album IRON & COAL. Produced in Vienna and nominated by the 2013 Amadeus Austrian Music Awards for best production, sound, and editing, Guitar International called IRON & COAL "a heartfelt record that started out as a tribute by a son to his father, but ended up being a world-class record that defies any expectations." It is the first work to treat Holocaust themes in contemporary popular musical idioms, immediately accessible and recognizable to the millenial generation.


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