Lidele In Yiddish — Inejnem


① memo 20170526 ~ Lidele In Yiddish – Inejnem ~ Play me a song in Yiddish – Shpil Zhe Mir A Lidele In Yiddish – May 26th, 2012 by the klezmer music band “INEJNEM” – inejnem.pl – in front of Restaurant Ester on Szeroka street in the heart of Kazimierz – the old Jewish district of Kraków , Poland.
Iryna Stefaniuk is singing, with Myroslav Bandrivskyy playing the clarinet, Jurij Bejchuk on guitar, and Jarosław „Filip” Filipiak on contrabass. See Inejnem’s facebook https://www.facebook.com/Inejnem/ for other concert info. Film : Michel van der Burg – michelvanderburg.com | 1-memo.com

The Last Witnesses


① memo 20170520 ~ The Last Witnesses ~ Closing ceremony at the presentation of the dutch book “De Laatste Getuigen” telling the stories of over 80 survivors ( ISBN 9789054877370 ) with a panel discussion with the survivors Staf Schaerlackens , Max De Vries , Elisabeth ‘Lieske’ Vossen , and Evrard Voorpijls , and presentations by Marc Van Roosbroeck (chairman of vzw “De werkgroep 10 december 2008”) , Gert De Nutte (publisher ASP) Rudi Beken , Herman Vandormael, and Patrick Dewael (mayor of Tongeren) on 20 May 2011 , Tongeren , Belgium

Djembé Foté


① memo 20170516 ~ Djembé Foté ~ West-african rhythms from the percussion group Djembé Foté (meaning ‘white drummers’) directed by Hein Oxenaar (the master drummer) with singing by the Alalies choir (directed by Annelies Nooteboom) and solo dancing by Tonia Rozendaal, on May 16, 2008 at the ‘Open Podium’ in the Agnietenhof Theatre in Tiel , Holland.
In 2008 a shorter version of the film (10 min) was published – https://youtu.be/FGub8rXtg2U
Performance © 2008 Hein Oxenaar (tombouctou.nl) / Alalies / Tonia Rozendaal — All rights reserved
① memo 20170516 ~ Film (2008-2017) Michel van der Burg – michelvanderburg.com | 1-memo.com

Heroic Hands


① memo 20170427 ~ Heroic Hands ~ Friend , as you pass by , Honour these hands whose heroic gesture saved those whom the forces of evil had destined for hell .
This corten steel work of Etienne Desmet is a tribute to the heroic attack in Boortmeerbeek by the three young men Youra Livschitz, Robert Maistriau and Jean Franklemon , on the ‘Transport XX’ deportation train – a cattle car train crammed with 1631 Jewish passengers, heading for Auschwitz. They were able to open one of the cattle cars and liberated 17 men and women. Another more than 200 prisoners escape from the train before the German border. The story is told in the documentary film “Transport XX to Auschwitz” – https://michelvanderburg.com/2013/04/19/transport-xx-to-auschwitz/
Filmed last Sunday at the Transport XX commemoration April 23 , 2017 in Boortmeerbeek , Belgium