Anita Lasker-Wallfisch was deported to the Auschwitz concentration camp in 1943 after her parents were murdered by the Nazis. There, she was forced to play cello for the guards. Today she is being honored for her fight against anti-Semitism.
The cellist was deported to Auschwitz, then to Bergen-Belsen. Following her career in music, the Holocaust survivor started speaking out about the Nazi atrocities. She is now honored with a prestigious German award.
The Bundestag has commemorated the Holocaust, for the first time with the far-right AfD present. In her speech, Auschwitz survivor Anita Lasker-Wallfisch praised Germany's "courageous gesture" in accepting refugees.
"My project shows that music and art can give people something to live and hope for," says Israeli pianist and composer Amit Weiner about his project that revives the works of composers who were murdered by the Nazis.
A new exhibition at the Bergen-Belsen memorial site records how children lived in the concentration camp — and in some cases survived. The curator told DW about the important testimonies that were collected for the show.
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