In the Opera Halls of Terezin

Armed with only an abandoned piano and small suitcase of musical scores, Rafael Schachter defied the Nazis at Terezin in the only way he knew how: through his music. This week, his Defiant Requiem is revived in New York City.

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When Rafael Schachter found a piano in an abandoned warehouse somewhere in Terezin, the very earth seemed to tremble with possibilities.