Music in the Holocaust : Confronting Life in the Nazi Ghettos and Camps Paperback / softback
Part of the Oxford Historical Monographs series
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, 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 concernedwith 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 imprisonedunder 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.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 262 pages, numerous musical examples and halftones
- Publisher: Oxford University Press
- Publication Date: 04/01/2007
- Category: Music
- ISBN: 9780199211180