Sunday, October 30, 2016

Listen, the Sound of Courage


This Yiddish song of Hans Breuer (words & music), 2016, describes the situation of refugees, who cross the sea, come to Austria, learn the difficult German language and find local friends, but must face push-backs to countries, where they are treated badly and even to insecure places where they face discrimination, harassment, torture or death. The second song ('In Dem Getto Fun Traiskirkhn') describes the situation of a refugee woman in August 2015 under very nasty conditions in the Traiskirchen refugee camp. The music is based on an old Jewish Wedding Dance.