Sheet Music of 'My Mamalah' -
Written by Michael V. Ficocelli
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‘MY MAMALAH’ PERFORMED AT AUSCHWITZ/BIRKENAU
ON JULY 2, 2009
‘My Mamalah,’ a song written by Michael V. Ficocelli (composer/lyricist) intensely captures the thoughts of an Eastern European Jewish woman as she waits in line for the cleansing room at the Auschwitz Concentration Camp circa early 1940’s. Her thoughts, an internal dialogue with her child who has been taken from her, reveal her profound emotional pain as she moves ever closer to the cleansing room.
‘My Mamalah’ is part of a larger theatrical work entitled ‘From Death to Hope’ (Book, Music and Lyrics by Michael V. Ficocelli) originally commissioned by Temple Sharey Tefilo Israel, South Orange, NJ. From Death to Hope, was later produced by the Center for Holocaust Studies at Ramapo College and performed at the Sharp Theatre at Ramapo College, Mahwah, NJ. Both performances were directed by Marci Elyn Schein.
‘My Mamalah,’ translated into Yiddish was performed in an International Memorial Service at Auschwitz/Birkenau on July 2, 2009.
Michael's work is authentic and historically correct. It touches feelings and it is impossible not to be moved."
- Cantor Theodore Aronson
"I did sing the song at a Holocaust commemoration recently along with the harp sound track you gave me and people found it to be so intensely moving."
- Cantor Steven Stoehr
"When Marci Elyn Schein finished singing 'My Mamalah,' the sound of silent tears filled the room with a resonance befitting the song's subject - the Holocaust."
- Richard Gutwillig, New York Journal News