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We Left The Camp Singing

We Left the Camps Singing explores the story of musical activities in the Theresienstadt concentration camp, a unique camp located in Czechoslovakia in which encouraged art, music and theatre performances.

It is estimated that more than 150.000 Czech Jews were deported to Theresienstadt during the second world war. The majority of them were then deported to the extermination camps in eastern Europe, mainly Auschwitz-Birkenau.

Funded by the Blue Card Organisation, 'We left the camp singing' is a documentary by New Take Films Italian pianist Sofia Tapinassi. The documentary explores the story of musical activities in the Theresienstadt concentration camp, a unique camp located in Czechoslovakia, where the presence of a great number of talented artists, musicians and composers encouraged cultural life to flourish despite the desperate living conditions of the inmates.

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