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Defiant Requiem offers a different and extraordinary perspective on the Holocaust. Along with chronicling a particular example of Nazi war crimes, the film speaks to the courage of the human spirit in the face of hopeless odds, the power of art to sustain us, and the importance and endurance of community life. The modern re-staging of Verdi”s Requiem, so many decades after the closing of the Terezin camp, is an affirmation of these themes; so is the film that records it.

This interdisciplinary curriculum guide for educators includes 8 lesson plans that cover world history, music history, psychology, political science, visual literacy and English language arts.