Concentration-camp concerto

Music was a bright light for prisoners of a Nazi camp.

Music was a bright light for prisoners of a Nazi camp.

They Left a Light is on Sunday, November 14, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $18. A dessert reception will be held before the show at 6:45 p.m. Congregation B’nai Israel, 3600 Riverside Boulevard. More information is available by calling (916) 446-4861 or visiting

Congregation B’nai Israel

3600 Riverside Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95818

(916) 446-4861

Every November 9 and 10, many Jews commemorate Kristallnacht, or the Night of Broken Glass. It marks a turning point when persecution turned into physical confrontation of Jews in Germany. This year, a multimedia presentation titled They Left a Light will offer a unique way to remember that night as well as the Holocaust. Taking place Sunday at Congregation B’nai Israel, the event features narration and music from the Terezin concentration camp in the Czech Republic. It’s presented by the Consulate General of Germany and a pair of B’nai Israel members, and features a number of Bay Area classical musicians. If nothing else, it proves that even in dark times, the arts have always been able to lead us to the light.