Auschwitz

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

Retrieved from: The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum: Research: Bibliographies Social history documenting musical life in the Warsaw and Vilna ghettos as well as prisoner choirs and orchestras in the Sachsenhausen and Auschwitz concentration camps. Includes a glossary, bibliography, index, and an appendix listing songs created or performed by Jewish prisoners.

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Books
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2005

The Terezin Requiem

Author

Retrieved from: The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum: Research: Bibliographies Fictionalized account of the actual performance of Verdi’s Requiem in the Theresienstadt ghetto in 1944, under the baton of conductor Raphael Schהchter. All of the performers were later deported en masse to Auschwitz.

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Books
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1963

Playing for Time

Retrieved from: The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum: Research: Bibliographies Memoir of a French singer who spent two years in the Auschwitz concentration camp, where she was a featured performer in the women’s orchestra. Includes detailed descriptions of life in the orchestra under the direction of Alma Rose´.

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Books
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1997

Viktor Ullmann

Composer

Viktor Ullmann was born in Teschen (now Český Těšín), Czech Republic on January 1, 1898. Ullmann’s father was an officer in the Austrian Imperial Army stationed in Teschen.  In 1909, the Ullmann family moved to Vienna, and Viktor began studying music theory with Dr. Josef Pohlaneur.

1898-1944

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