The following quote is from the news article, cited above:
AUGUSTA — The Messalonskee High School Mastersingers performed for more than 200 people as part of the Holocaust Remembrance Day program at the Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine Sunday afternoon.
The group of nearly 40 singers performed eight “Songs of Darkness and Hope” which were sung by Jews during the Holocaust, including Ani Ma’amin, known to have been sung by dozens of Jews as they were marched to the gas chambers in Nazi death camps. The students worked on the project for nearly a year in preparation for their Yom HaShoah performances.
According to the official guide book for the Dachau camp, which I purchased on my first visit to the camp, the Jews were forced to sing on their way to work.
Begin quote from guidebook:
“Nevertheless, in the first years the concentration camps offered to the outside world a picture of diligence, order and cleanliness. Terror and oppression were not immediately noticeable. When official visitors were conducted around the camp, they saw sparkling clean barracks, well-tended flower beds, and – from a distance – prisoners marching to work singing.”
Did those evil Nazis really force the Jews to sing on their way to the gas chamber in Auschwitz, or were they singing on their way to work?
I wrote about the Jews singing on their way to the gas chamber on this previous blog post:
The following quote is from the same news article, cited above:
Yom HaShoah, as it is known in Israel and colloquially, commemorates the 6 million Jews killed during the Holocaust by Nazi Germany and its allies. [the American] Congress designated an eight-day period of remembrance from May 1-May 8 in 1980.
The next exhibit at the Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine, “Children’s Reactions to the Holocaust,” opens May 16 and runs until August 12.
What ever happened to separation of church and state in America? Apparently this doesn’t apply to the Holocaust religion.