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Esther Bejarano: The Woman Who Used the Power of Music to Fight Antisemitism

August 19, 2021

Esther Bejarano was one of the last survivors of the Auschwitz concentration camp. She survived because she was a player in the Women’s Orchestra of Auschwitz. She was active in various ways, including speeches and in music, in keeping the memory of the Holocaust alive. Bejarano used the power of music to fight antisemitism and racism in post-war Germany. She passed away in July 2021 at the age of 96.