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

By: Gilbert, Shirli.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Oxford Historical Monographs: Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press, 2005Description: 1 online resource (262 p.).ISBN: 9780191515477.Subject(s): Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) | Jews | Music | National socialism and musicGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Music in the Holocaust : Confronting Life in the Nazi Ghettos and CampsDDC classification: 781.6292409044 | 940.53/18 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Contents; List of Illustrations; List of Music Examples; Note on the Music Examples; Abbreviations; Introduction: Redeeming Music-'Spiritual Resistance' and Beyond; 1. 'Have compassion, Jewish hearts': Music in the Warsaw Ghetto; 2. Vilna: Politicians and Partisans; 3. Songs Confront the Past: Life in Sachsenhausen; 4. Fragments of Humanity: Music in Auschwitz; Epilogue; Appendix: Repertoire Listings; Glossary; Bibliography; Index
Summary: Shirli Gilbert has produced the first large-scale, critical account of the role of music amongst communities imprisoned under Nazism. She documents a wide scope of musical activities in Nazi internment centres, and 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. - ;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 sco
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Contents; List of Illustrations; List of Music Examples; Note on the Music Examples; Abbreviations; Introduction: Redeeming Music-'Spiritual Resistance' and Beyond; 1. 'Have compassion, Jewish hearts': Music in the Warsaw Ghetto; 2. Vilna: Politicians and Partisans; 3. Songs Confront the Past: Life in Sachsenhausen; 4. Fragments of Humanity: Music in Auschwitz; Epilogue; Appendix: Repertoire Listings; Glossary; Bibliography; Index

Shirli Gilbert has produced the first large-scale, critical account of the role of music amongst communities imprisoned under Nazism. She documents a wide scope of musical activities in Nazi internment centres, and 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. - ;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 sco

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Using extensive archives, diaries, memoirs, and songbooks, especially the rich Kulisiewicz music collection at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, historian Gilbert (Univ. of Michigan) provides a splendid analysis of the role of music in the ghettos of Warsaw and Vilna and the camps of Sachsenhausen and Auschwitz I and II. There are significant contrasts between ghettos and camps, not only in composition and hierarchies but also in the scope of music permitted--from chamber groups, orchestras, communal and individual singing, operettas, theater, and cabaret to the forced music making--at roll calls, the selection process, and executions. Multiple reproductions of music and lyrics reinforce Gilbert's text, illustrating the song as a narrative reflecting events, the conditions of hunger and despair, defiance, impending death, and hope and normalcy. Nationality and religious differences also affected the individual and communal experience as they influenced the type of music and narratives of the songs. Music in the camps also served the SS as a self-image of refinement. With its focus on music, this excellent study has a unique place in Holocaust literature and in the social history of music. Well written and illustrated with extensive bibliography. ^BSumming Up: Recommended. Public, college, and university libraries, most levels. M. S. Miller emeritus, University of Illinois at Chicago

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