NEWS | October 14, 2014 For the seventh time the October 18 to 23 held in Olomouc Days of Jewish Culture.

NEWS | October 14, 2014 

For the seventh time the October 18 to 23 held in Olomouc Days of Jewish Culture. Festival, which varied program consisting of lectures, discussions, concerts, theater performances and film recalls the important role played by the Jewish community in shaping European culture, this year will focus mainly on music. Motto “Music at the time of the apocalypse” by the organizers of the Olomouc Museum of Art highlights the power of music in times that are detrimental to human existence itself. Festival The detailed program can be found here, will start on Saturday, October 18 Czech Prime Minister Viktor Ullmanns opera The Fall of the Antichrist in the Moravian Theatre. 

“This year is the Year of Czech music festival and is connected to this concept, albeit somewhat laterally. The termčeská hudba in fact traditionally associated with Smetana, Dvořák, Janáček and Martinů, while Days of Jewish Culture approaching the work of Viktor Ullmann, composer, which in Czech music service still exists somehow illegally, though came from a multicultural environment Czech-German-Jewish Prague Czech language and music was shaping him, “said Alexander Jeništa of Olomouc Museum of Art. 

Viktor Ullmann, whose opera The Fall of the Antichrist in the staging of operas and operettas file Moravian Theatre led by director JA Pitínský festival on Saturday, Oct. 18 indicate by Jeništa was the most prominent representative of a generation of composers whose tragic fate determined by World War II and the Holocaust. “In 1942, his Jewish descent were deported to Theresienstadt, in 1944, he was transferred to Auschwitz-Birkenau, where he died,” said the festivals that his work will be the subject of two talks and lectures. 

Music at the time of the apocalypse, however, the festival program is seen from a different angle. Film section, prepared by the Centre for Jewish Studies UP FF, this year focuses on documentaries that follow the Israeli rock or punk scene in the context of the omnipresent war tensions in Israel and throughout the Middle East. “Also, in this sense, the theme of this years Days of Jewish Culture highly relevant,” says Jeništa. 

In addition to these events offer the Days of Jewish Culture in Olomouc such as concert pianist and composer Mark Keprta, biographical tragicomedy Theaters teddy bear Hugo Haas returns or performance klezmer band Flying Rabbi. Detailed information about the festival, over which the patrons Israeli Ambassador to the Czech Republics Gary Koren, Minister of Culture Daniel Herman, President of the Olomouc Region and Mayor George Rozbořil city of Olomouc Major Martin, candidates will find on the websites and pages Olomouc Museum of Art ( 

Days of Jewish Culture Museum of Art held in 2014 in Olomouc, Olomouc Jewish Community Center and Jewish Studies Kurt and Ursula Schubert FF UP, in close cooperation with the Moravian Theatre Olomouc. Last year it was attended by nearly two thousand spectators. 

The detailed program can be found HERE.