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About the Concert

Following its sold-out Carnegie Hall debut in January, “We Are Here” comes to Chicago in recognition of the 85th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the 1938 assault on thousands of Jewish businesses, synagogues, and homes. This one-night-only concert features songs that were written in the ghettos and concentration camps of Nazi-occupied Europe, interspersed with true stories about the writers’ lives. A “NY1 Theater Pick” that Broadway World called “incredible” and “powerful”, “We Are Here” pays tribute to the artists murdered during the Shoah who, in the worst of times, continued to create.


In the spirit of remembrance and resilience, we dedicate "We Are Here" to the hidden children of the Holocaust, including family members of our creative team. Our song of the “Litvish Derfl” illustrates the story of many young children who were encouraged to forget their Jewish names and their past lives – erasing their identities in order to survive in hiding. We pay homage to those innocent souls who endured unimaginable hardships, living in the shadows and facing a world fraught with darkness. Their stories, often untold, serve as a testament to the strength of the human spirit amidst adversity. Just as this music transcends time, may this concert echo the voices of the hidden children, allowing their courageous souls to be heard and remembered for generations of audiences in Chicago. We stand united, proclaiming "We Are Here" to preserve their stories, and to ensure that such a tragedy is never repeated again.

Hidden Children of Wezembeek
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