German Consulate supports German cultural programme during Liberation 75


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15.01.2020 - Article

From May 31 - June 2, 2020, Liberation75 will explore the past, present, and future of Holocaust education and remembrance through captivating discussions and presentations, interactive workshops, survivor testimonies, films, artistic and musical performances, unique exhibits, and much more.

International Chanteuse Adrienne Haan, one of Europe's and America's most electrifying concert and cabaret stars, brings her production of Tehorah to Liberation75 for its Canadian premiere. Adrienne Haan and the orchestra is a guest of the German Consulate Toronto. Tehorah (“pure” in Hebrew) features music of Jewish life before, during and after the Holocaust – from the 1920s Weimar Berlin to klezmer and contemporary Hebrew songs – sung in German, Yiddish and Hebrew. “The concert carries a message of hope with music as an ambassador of peace. I am expressing my vision of peace through a poetic historical accounting in the hope that the tragedies of the past never occur again.” (Liberation75)

We are excited to announce another German contribution to Libertion 75: The German Consulate is bringing the exhibition “Stolpersteine - Gedenken und Soziale Skupltur” (Stumbling Stones - Remembrance and Social Skulptur“) to Liberation 75 and Toronto.

Stolpersteine (stumbling stones) is a project of the artist Gunter Demnig. The project commemorates people who were persecuted by the Nazis between 1933 and 1945. Stolpersteine are being realized for Jews, Sinti and Roma, people from the political or religious resistance, victims of the ”euthanasia“; murders, homosexuals, Jehovahs Witnesses and for people who were persecuted for being declared to be ”asocial“.The concrete blocks measuring 10x10cm and are laid into the pavement in front of the last voluntarily chosen places of residence of the victims of the Nazis. Their names and fate are engraved into a brass plate on the top of each Stolperstein. For more than 20 years they have been part of the urban image of Berlin. Thus, the exhibition wants to introduce the often unknown groundwork and manifold facets of this European art and remembrance project. Those participating in the origination process as well as those later walking by are presented as part of this social sculpture.

Please check our social media accounts regularly, as we will announce further German cultural programing during Liberation75 over the next months.

For more information of the German contribution to Liberation75 and to view the programming as well as to register for events, workshops or talks, please visit:


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