Descendants inherit the stories

July 31, 2014 by Sabina Baunin
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Young descendants of Holocaust survivors  participated in an evening of poetry and story-telling.

 

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Performances at the event, hosted in A Sydney hotel, ranged from monologues to songs and even slam poetry, all in relation to the current young generation’s personal relationship with the historical legacy the Holocaust has left behind in their hearts, minds and cellular memory.

Gen 3 are known as the last generation that will be able to interact with Holocaust survivors, and Moth Gen 3 is a way of preserving the memory and impact it has had on Jewish history encouraging younger generations to pass on the stories and to never forget.

The performers were all exceptionally talented and all spoke, sang, recited and even managed to bring light heartedness into their performances stirring a range of emotions and connectedness among all audience members.

Shailee Mendelevich, the event organiser spoke of the event’s success.

‘It was inspiring to see performers who don’t story tell professionally, to seasoned artists, share the stage with equal thoughtfulness and passion in their stories

It is a testament to the Gen 3 audience for showing strong support to their peers, and committing themselves to exploring the holocaust as part of their identity , which also helped make the event the success it was’.

Moth Gen 3 plans to host another instalment in the series in August to continue to foster performances that grapple with, challenge and explore all facets of Jewish identity and how it changes as the generations continue and grow. The next Moth Gen 3 event will be hosted in August and will focus on the theme of Anti-Semitism which in recent times has become an increasingly relevant issue for all Jews around the world.

 

 

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