Music in the Holocaust Confronting Life in the Nazi Ghettos and Camps

ISBN-10: 0199211183

ISBN-13: 9780199211180

Edition: 2006

Authors: Shirli Gilbert
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Description: In Music in the Holocaust Shirli Gilbert provides the first large-scale, critical account in English 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, and cabarets, 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 of the 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 they understood, interpreted, and responded to their experiences at the time.

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Book details

List price: $51.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/1/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.902

List of Illustrations
List of Music Examples
Note on the Music Examples
Abbreviations
Introduction: Redeeming Music-'Spiritual Resistance' and Beyond
'Have compassion, Jewish hearts': Music in the Warsaw Ghetto
Vilna: Politicians and Partisans
Songs Confront the Past: Life in Sachsenhausen
Fragments of Humanity: Music in Auschwitz
Epilogue
Repertoire Listings
Glossary
Bibliography
Index
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