Mark Ludwig in conversation with poet Rita Dove on PBS NewsHour's "Art Beat."
A Fulbright scholar of music in Terezín during the Third Reich, Mr. Ludwig has authored essays, program notes, and a curriculum for teaching about the Holocaust. A sought-after educator, he is Adjunct Professor at Boston College and has been scholar-in-residences and guest lecturer in colleges and universities in the U.S. and Europe.
Mr. Ludwig's most recent publication is Our Will to Live: The Terezín Music Critiques of Viktor Ullmann, Illustrations by Terezín Artists, published January 11, 2022 by Steidl. He is also editor of the poetry anthology LIBERATION: New Works on Freedom from Internationally Renowned Poets (Beacon Press 2015), for which he commissioned 83 poems by 63 poets in 25 countries. This work honors the 70th anniversary in 2015 of the liberation of the Nazi camps and the end of WWII.
"Takes readers into the world of Terezín’s silenced artists and makes their voices come alive. A testimony to the inextinguishable strength of the human spirit." —Yo-Yo Ma
"This anthology of poems from people all over the world gives expression to the human yearning for freedom, which will serve as an inspiration to the present and future generations."
—His Holiness the Dalai Lama