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The Jewish Museum of Maryland Presents the Herbert H. and Irma B. Risch Memorial Program: "Songs of Arrival/Stories of Refuge"

April 14, 2013

Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: Langsdale Library Auditorium
Contact Name: Rachel Cylus
Contact Phone: 410-732-6400
Contact E-mail: rcylus@jewishmuseummd.org

The Jewish Museum of Maryland presents The Herbert H. and Irma B. Risch Memorial Program, "Songs of Arrival/Stories of Refuge." This event is free and open to the public.

Remarks will be offered by Mark Hetfield, CEO and president of HIAS, in celebration of the career of Inge Weinberger, former executive director of HIAS Baltimore.
 
Herbert H. and Irma B. Risch fled Nazi Germany in 1937 and started their new lives here in Baltimore, Md. In their honor, through the generous support of Frank and Helen Risch, the Jewish Museum of Maryland presents an annual memorial program, which offers new insights on immigration. This event features musical performances by artists representing current immigrant communities in the United States as well as a performance revisiting the Yiddish folk music of turn of the century Jewish immigrants.
 
Musical performances will be offered by Andres Salguero (Colombia), Ssuuna (Uganda), the Washington D.C. Turkish Folk Music Group and featuring Yiddish Folk Singer Susan Leviton.

The Langsdale Library Auditorium is located on the campus of the University of Baltimore, 1420 Maryland Ave.

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