Hank Fellows is an ASCAP Award-winning songwriter whose patriotic and inspirational songs have been performed across America. In 2006, Hank wrote "6,000,000" as a remembrance to the victims of Nazi concentration camps, as well as to the hundreds of thousands of victims of genocide in our own time. Since 2006, "6,000,000" has been an integral part of the Holocaust Studies curriculum of the NJ Commission on Holocaust Education for grades 4 through 12 (see attached letter). This free sheet music and accompaniment tracks may be copied and performed in schools without charge. News of a performance is appreciated. The study of the song "6,000,000" and its lyrics (as a contemporary poem) is ideal for Holocaust Memorial Day, Holocaust Remembrance Week, and for any study of the Holocaust in US History and European History, and Vocal Music and Social Studies classes. This resource also adds a contemporary viewpoint to the study of "Night" by Elie Wiesel, and to the study of genocide in Bosnia, Rwanda, Darfur, and Cambodia.
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