In-Person Concert, Jan 25, 2023: Silent Tears, The Last Yiddish Tango

On January 25, 2023 at the Heliconian Club in Toronto, Payadora Presents a Special Concert for Holocaust Remembrance Week:


Silent Tears, The Last Yiddish Tango


When: Wednesday, January 25, 2023, 8:00 PM
Where: Heliconian Club, 35 Hazelton Avenue, Toronto, Ontario

To mark Holocaust Remembrance Week 2023 and the 78th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, The Payadora Tango Ensemble and Lenka Lichtenberg present Silent Tears: The Last Yiddish Tango. This award-winning program is based on poems, testimonies and writings of women who were victims of sexual violence, human experimentation, forced sterilization and torture during the Holocaust. Some are from a project led by Dr. Paula David, a social worker at the Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care who helped survivors process their trauma by writing collective poetry. Others are from Molly Applebaum, a Canadian author, who, during her adolescent years, was buried underground in a small wooden box in a barn in Dąbrowa Tarnowska, Poland during World War II.

A special concert for Holocaust Remembrance Week: Silent Tears is based on poems and writings by women in Toronto who survived the Holocaust.

Featuring: Rebekah Wolkstein (violin, composer), Lenka Lichtenberg (vocals), Drew Jurecka (bandoneon, musical director), Robert Horvath (piano), Joseph Phillips (double bass), Dr. Paula David (speaker), Dan Rosenberg (narrator)

 The songs from Silent Tears tell the story of unimaginable violence as experienced by women and children during the Nazi occupation of Poland.