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An image of the Terezin concentration camp entrance in German-occupied Czechoslovakia, with a sign reading "Arbeit Macht Frei" ("Work Makes You Free"), is projected on a screen during a performance of Giuseppe Verdi's Requiem Mass.

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Defiance in music: honoring a Holocaust-era pledge

PRAGUE — In a concentration camp designed by the Nazis to eradicate Jewish cultural life, among 120,000 of its inmates who would ultimately be murdered, a rising young musician named Rafael Schachter managed one of the miracles of the Holocaust.

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