Melodies of life

Concert to mark the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust


Concert to mark the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust

Nimrod Ensemble
Gunter Schoß – Recitation
Nur Ben Shalom – Artistic Director

Villa Seligmann has been commemorating the victims of the Holocaust with concerts for years. Together with the Evangelical Lutheran City Church Association, we are once again inviting you to the Marktkirche on the eve of Remembrance Day. The program includes the concert “Lebensmelodien” performed by the Nimrod Ensemble.

Concert series “Melodies of life”

“Melodies of life” – these are Jewish melodies, musical works that were composed, sung, played or sometimes even written down in the period from 1933-1945. The life stories of Jewish destinies are hidden behind the melodies of life. Melodies that helped to survive in the camps – or to say goodbye to this world; melodies from the former Soviet Union or the cities of Warsaw, Florence and Berlin; melodies that were also sung on Jewish holidays; and deeply personal melodies that gave hope and comfort in the most inhuman situations.

Participating artists:

Christophe Horak
, violin

Oscar Bohórquez
, violin

Francesca Zappa
, Viola

Claudio Bohórquez
, cello
Isidoro Abramowicz
, singing

Only Ben Shalom
, Clarinet and Artistic Director

Michael Cohen-Weissert
, piano and arrangement
Actor Gunter Schoß shows the life contexts of the people who composed and played these melodies in the period from 1933 to 1945.

The Tempelhof-Schöneberg church district is the initiator of this concert series. “Lebensmelodien” is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Jewish Life and the Fight against Anti-Semitism and supported by the interfaith cooperation “Grenzgänge”.


Free admission. Donations are requested.
Admission from one hour before the start of the event.
The hygiene regulations of the Marktkirche and the regulations of the state of Lower Saxony and the Hannover Region apply to this event.

We would like to thank the City of Hanover for its kind support. The event is organized in cooperation with the Citykirche department of the Evangelical Lutheran City Church Association and the Marktkirche Hannover.


© Heiner Schlote