Lori shares poignant and humorous stories of her relatives’ unlikely escapes from Nazi persecution and her aunt’s role (at age 23) as a translator at Nuremberg. Lori incorporates music by her great uncle, renowned Jewish composer Herbert Fromm, as well as her own compositions, interwoven between stories of her family’s enduring contributions in many fields. Herbert Fromm was the last survivor of an influential group of Jewish composers who emigrated from Central Europe during the Nazi period. He endeavored to add a new dimension to the music of the American synagogue by writing of humanity’s desire for unity—a motif shared by his descendent Lori in her own music and frequent performances benefiting local communities. This show also features video memoirs of Lori’s aunt, Edith Coliver, who was only 23 when she translated for Hermann Goering—Hitler’s designated successor—and other high-level Nazis at the Nuremberg Trials. She later worked as a human rights activist and became the first woman to hold leadership roles in several international and Jewish organizations.
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Pictured: Edith Colliver (left), Ernest and Harold Simon (center), and Herbert Fromm (right).