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
A former Auschwitz guard has died days before his trial.
Ernst Tremmel died aged 93, just before he was due to stand trial for 1,075 counts of accessory to murder, covering the time he worked at the camp from November 1942 to June 1943. His trial was scheduled for April 13.
Auschwitz survivor and Nobel Prize winner Imre Kertész has died aged 86, after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease.
The Hungarian writer, who was sent to the Nazi death camp as a teenager, was made a Nobel laureate in 2002 for works which the foundation said “upholds the fragile experience of the individual against the barbaric arbitrariness of history.”