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Public Lecture: Mirror of Memory by Mina Miller
17 February @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Since 1998, Music of Remembrance (MOR) has remembered the Holocaust through music. Founder and artistic director Mina Miller will share how this unique organization has honored the memory of Europe’s murdered Jews, and also told stories of others targeted by Nazi persecution: homosexuals, Roma, political dissidents, free-thinking artists, intellectuals, and others. In addition to performing music from that period, the organization has commissioned over 30 new Holocaust-inspired works by some of today’s leading composers, exploring the lives of people who experienced the Holocaust in different ways and in different places. In her presentation, Miller will share some of the highlights as examples of how music can help keep memory fresh and relevant for people of all generations.
Miller is the child of Jewish Lithuanian refugees from Kovno and Rietevas. She has made two trips to Lithuania to research her family’s history, and has an amazing story to share from that experience.