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The National Museum of American Jewish History.
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“In honor of Yom HaShoah – Holocaust Remembrance Day, NMAJH welcomes award-winning Philadelphia singer/songwriter Avi Wisnia to discuss the stories and songs of his grandfather, Cantor and Auschwitz survivor David S. Wisnia. Cantor Wisnia’s remarkable singing voice helped save him in the Nazi concentration camp, and he continues singing to this day as he and his grandson travel around the world performing concerts and conducting programs on the Holocaust.
The program will feature some never-before-seen video footage from an intimate concert performed by Avi and his grandfather. Conversations between songs will explore the duo’s multi-generational musical connection, the importance of preserving David’s story and legacy, the Wisnia family’s recent return to Poland to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, and more. The event will highlight the urgency of keeping the memory of the Holocaust alive, and the importance of passing on this legacy from generation to generation.