VATICAN CITY: POPE JOHN PAUL II PAYS TRIBUTE TO THE MEMORY OF SIX MILLION JEWS KILLED BY THE NAZIS AT A HISTORIC CONCERT.Record ID: 639874
- Title: VATICAN CITY: POPE JOHN PAUL II PAYS TRIBUTE TO THE MEMORY OF SIX MILLION JEWS KILLED BY THE NAZIS AT A HISTORIC CONCERT.
- Date: 7th April 1994
- Summary: VATICAN, VATICAN CITY (APRIL 7, 1994) 1. GV CARDINALS GREET EACH OTHER IN AUDITORIUM/ GV CARDINALS/ORCHESTRA 0.06 2. GV JEWISH WOMAN LIGHTING CANDLE 0.12 3. GV POPE JOHN PAUL II IN AUDIENCE 0.21 4. INTERIOR SCULPTURE 0.29 5. GV AUDIENCE 0.34 6. GV RICHARD DREYFUSS READING "KADDISH" SYMPHONY 1.07 7. GV AUDIENCE IN AUDITORIUM PAN TO ORCHESTRA 1.30 8. GVS BOY SINGING/AUDIENCE APPLAUDING/CU POPE 1.59 9 .GV POPE GREETS PERFORMERS 2.11 10.GV POPE ADDRESSING AUDIENCE (ITALIAN) 2.36 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved.
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- Location: VATICAN, VATICAN CITY
- Duration: 00:02:36
- Story Text: Pope John Paul II paid tribute to the memory of six million Jews killed by the Nazis at an historic concert on Thursday night (April 7) to commemorate the Holocaust.
Jewish conductor Gilbert Levine, directed Britain's Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the choir of St Peter's Basilica at the concert in the Paul VI auditorium.
The Pontiff and the Chief Rabbi of Rome, Elio Toaff, were among the 7,500 guests at the performance.
The concert (at 1600 GMT) follows a landmark accord on diplomatic ties between Israel and the Holy See last December after 2,000 years of often hostile relations between Christians and Jews.
It was the first time that the seat of the Roman Catholic Church officially marked the Shoah (Holocaust), which Israel commemorates each year on April 7.
Award winning actor Richard Dreyfuss narrated parts of Leonard Bernstein's "Kaddish" Symphony, the Jewish Prayer for the Dead, during the programme.
As a Pole, John Paul has been particularly sensitive to the extermination of Jews during the Holocaust. Poland lost six million people during the war, including almost all of its three million Jews.
The concert also included music for Cello and Orchestra by Max Bruch, with cellist Lynn Harrell, and the Adagio from Beethoven's Ninth Symphony.
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