Music in the Holocaust

Music in the Holocaust

Confronting Life in the Nazi Ghettos and Camps

Book - 2005
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In Music in the Holocaust Shirli Gilbert provides the first large-scale, critical account of the role of music amongst communities imprisoned under Nazism. She documents a wide scope of musical activities, ranging from orchestras and chamber groups to choirs, theatres, communal sing-songs, andcabarets, in some of the most important internment centres in Nazi-occupied Europe, including Auschwitz and the Warsaw and Vilna ghettos. Gilbert is also concerned with exploring the ways in which music - particularly the many songs that were preserved - contribute to our broader understanding ofthe Holocaust and the experiences of its victims. Music in the Holocaust is, at its core, a social history, taking as its focus the lives of individuals and communities imprisoned under Nazism. Music opens a unique window on to the internal world of those communities, offering insight into how theyunderstood, interpreted, and responded to their experiences at the time.
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005
ISBN: 9780199277971
0199277974
Call Number: 780.9438 G376mu
Characteristics: xii, 243 p., [4] p. of plates : ill., music ; 24 cm

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