In coordination with “Courage to Act: Rescue in Denmark,” a special exhibit at the Museum of Jewish Heritage highlighting the remarkable story of the rescue of Danish Jews during the Holocaust, the Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra presents a program of musical works that speaks to courage, compassion, and bravery through the ages. This special concert will feature the premiere of a new work by Gary S. Fagin, Founder and Music Director of the Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra, honoring Henny Sinding Sundø and her boat, the Gerda III. The Gerda III was donated to the Museum by the Danish Parliament in 1989 and is currently docked at The Mystic Seaport Museum in Connecticut. In 1943, twenty-two-year-old Henny led the Gerda III’s rescue activities, saving an estimated 300 Jews in groups of 10 – 15 at a time on clandestine journeys across the Øresund Sound to Sweden.
This concert will be held in Edmond J. Safra Hall at The Museum of Jewish Heritage.