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Northshore October 2015

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Savoir Faire Home I N T E R I OR D E S IG N . H OM E D É C OR . G I F T S . 23 Barnard St., Andover, MA, 01810 . 978.409.6188 94 in-depth FACES Violinist Diana Cohen will perform Sara's Voice Sotto Voce is her own work with the One by One organization that brings together sons and daughters of Holocaust survi- vors and the descendants of the Third Reich. Remis was introduced to this organization when she was working as a Holocaust educator. Two representatives of the organization came to talk to her class and invited her to join them in Berlin for their second meeting. She says, "It was probably the most life-changing event of my life. It was amazing to sit in a room for days with descendants of the Third Reich talking about how it affected them, and for the first time hearing that side of the story. And it was a way of opening the window for my daughters…showing them you can talk to the other side." For Remis, this history is a collection of the stories of individuals. "As a Holocaust educator, I never discuss the six million or the 11 million because it's too much; you can't wrap your mind around that. It's about one person; if you've given that person back their soul and their life and who they were, you've done a good job." This is another reason Remis is putting on the concert—to celebrate an individual young woman's life that was cut short. It is not about mourning the entirety of the Holocaust. She also wants the performance to spark dialogue among families; she would like for children to turn to their relatives and ask questions about their family's history. Additionally, she wants to draw attention to what happened in Latvia. "[When talking about the Holocaust,] Poland is always mentioned, Auschwitz is always mentioned, Germany is always mentioned. Photograph courtesy of Diana Cohen

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