Songs describing the horrors of Auschwitz, including one written by inmates of the death camp, are to be used in a new work about the Holocaust.
Butterfly in Blood, based on Holocaust survivor Fania Fenelon's book Women's Orchestra of Auschwitz, is a collection of songs by different composers, including a lullaby called Close Your Eyes, composed by Auschwitz victim David Beigelman, with words b
Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis joined more than 230 people on a visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau organised by the United Hebrew Congregation in Leeds. He told participants in the Unity is Strength trip that "heartbreaking visits to concentration camps" served an important educational and memorial purpose.
The mission was given added poignancy by the involvement of Auschwitz survivor Arek Hersh.