Music of the Holocaust The US Holocaust Memorial Museum's website of Music of the Holocaust with 20 articles and recordings direct from their archives.
Music of the Holocaust The University of South Florida's website of Music of the Holocaust including sections on Ghettos and Camps, music in the 3rd Reich with teachers resources available for download. Includes many links to other web resources.
OREL Foundation OREL Foundation website has more than 30 in-depth articles on Holocaust composers with respective discographies.
A Chorus of Denial Book review By EDWARD ROTHSTEIN - New examinations of the role of musicians in the Nazi era. Books: "ELISABETH SCHWARZKOPF", By Alan Jefferson and "THE TWISTED MUSE - Musicians and Their Music in the Third Reich.", By Michael H. Kater.
Aktion Reinhard Songs and Music In all three Aktion Reinhard Camps (Belzec, Sobibor, and Treblinka) the SS organised orchestras with the intentions to make their lives more pleasant, to humiliate and torture the prisoners, or to drown out the screams of Jews being gassed in the gas chambers.
Alma Rose Wikipedia Wikipedia article (in German) about Alma Rose, Jewish violonist from Autria, that have have been deported to Auschwitz, and played in the so called Modchenorchester von Auschwitz.
Cantos Cautivos (Captive Songs) compiles the repertoire of songs that were written, sung and listened to in centers for political detention and torture in Chile between 1973 and 1990, as well as the memories of individual and collective experiences associated to those pieces. This project seeks to contribute to debates on human rights violations.[in Spanish and English]
Defiant Requiem Between 1943 and 1944, 150 prisoners of the Nazi concentration camp Terezin performed Verdi's "Requiem" 16 times. In April 2002 Murry Sidlin, Resident Conductor of the Oregon Symphony, lead a performance of "Defiant Requiem" in Portland, Oregon -- a moving blend of Verdi' s masterpiece, images of Terezin, narratives from surviving members of the chorus and a stunning performance by the Oregon Symphony and Portland Opera Chorus.
Durmashkin Family Durmashkin Family website. Wolf Dormashkin, conductor of the Philharmonic…
Egk, Werner - Profile Werner Egk was born in Auchsesheim (now district of Donauwarth), Bavaria, as Werner Mayer on 17 May 1901. In 1921 he studied theory, composition and conducting with Carl Orff in Munich. In the same year Egk worked at a theatre in Schwabing as stage manager, scene painter and director of incidental music.
Elena Makarova Initiative Group Elena Makarova has been researching and collection evidence of Theresienstadt musicians and composers for 20 years and has written a book cataloguing their lives. This small website promotes the groups work.
Ernst Krenek Society, Palm Springs, California The Society is a non-profit organization whose aims are to publish, circulate and promote the writings and musical compositions of Ernst Krenek and to asssist worthy students of the writings and compositions of Ernst Krenek in their educational endeavors and/or to further their writing or composing career.
Ernst-Krenek-Institut Ernst Krenek came into the world on 23 August 1900, at 7am on a Thursday; on 22 December 1991 at about 3pm he left it. During his creative period he gave us many important works, including 20 operas - for most of which he composed the words himself - and which reflect his great love of, and talent for this genre.
The 'miraculous' life of Zuzana Ruzickova Zuzana Ruzickova endured three concentration camps in World War Two, including Auschwitz, and was persecuted by the Communists in Czechoslovakia in the years that followed.
Forbidden Music The official site for Forbidden Music, a book written by Michael Haas and published by Yale University Press in 2013.
Franz Schreker Foundation Franz Schreker Foundation website in German ( association that promotes the work of the composer Franz Schreker)
German films - Kurt Gerron's Karussell Gerron had become an enormous hit as the first person to sing "Mack the Knife" in the "Three Penny Opera," was probably making the film of the Blue Angel with Marlene Dietrich and had many other reasons to be admired.
Gideon Klein Gideon Klein home page at www.boosey.com. Discover his music and explore information on his works.
Gideon Klein Award The Gideon Klein Award is given yearly for a student to perform and/or study the music or art of artists persecuted by the Nazis during the Holocaust.
God the Implausible Kinsman God the Implausible Kinsman, Published: June 17, 1984, by Arthur A. Cohen New York Times On-line - a book review of "Responses to Catastrophe in Modern Jewish Culture." By David G. Roskies. Makes reference to Avrom Akselrod and Abraham Sutskever.
Hans Krasa Hans Krasa home page at www.boosey.com. Discover his music, listen to soundclips, read a composer biography. Explore information, news and performances.
Hans Gal Biography, Recordings, Discography with audio sample of the life and works of Hans Gal.
Kurt Weill And We Will Never Die USHMM article on "We Will Never Die", a dramatic pageant staged before an audience of 40,000 at Madison Square Garden on March 9, 1943, to raise public awareness of the mass murder of the European Jews.
Holocaust Remembrance - "before sleep" "Before Sleep" is the product of many years of detailed research conducted by Renan Koen on the lives of Pavel Haas, Gideon Klein, Zikmund Schul and Viktor Ullmann.
The Jewish Music Heritage Project is the world's only organization dedicated to documenting and illustrating in sound the vast treasury of sacred Jewish music. In addition to its cantorial music, the JMHP All Volunteer Boys' and Men's Choir is now in training to perform and produce archival recordings of this glorious repertoire of choral synagogue music.
Jewish Music Institute (JMI) - Supressed Music The aim of the JMI International Centre for Suppressed Music (ICSM) is to re-examine the work of composers whose careers were affected: to recover music suppressed by totalitarian regimes and later neglected, to restore, publish, perform and record the music.
Jura Soyfer The law Soyfer company's homepage. It pursues no longer the goal of telling something over law Soyfer, but rather it offers rather materials on so that the (interactive) users themselves can develop its stories to law Soyfer, its life and its time.
Jura Soyfer - Wikipedia Jura Soyfer counts to the most significant political authors of Austria in the 1930s. (in German)
Karajan 2008 This web site is dedicated to one of the most important characters in 20th century history, Herbert von Karajan, conductor.
Karl Amadeus Hartmann Hartmann is arguably the greatest German symphonist since Brahms. He is everything that a great composer should be.
Klange des Verschweigens The life story of Wilhelm Heckmann, a gay German musician who spent 8 years in the concentration camps Dachau and Mauthausen, where he was a leading member of the camp orchestra. See also.
Kouril, Miroslav; Burian, Emil F.: Theatergraph Theater director E.F.Burian developed together with Miroslav Kouril the so-called Theatergraph, a performance stage with integrated projection surfaces on which films and slides were projected during theater performances.
Lost Voices Music by a Jewish victim of the Nazis feared lost forever is being performed for the first time since the Holocaust after being uncovered by a University of Leeds researcher, Dr Steven Muir.
Max Ehrlich Max Ehrlich is one of Germany's most beloved comics, masters of ceremony and cabaret stars.
Orpheus in hell: music and therapy in the Holocaust Article by Joseph Moreno: Music in the transports, Music as humiliation and torment, Musical censorship, Music as deception, Music as distraction and masking, The prisoner orchestras, German musicians and the Holocaust, Music in Theresienstadt, Music in the ghettos, Music and memory, Musical transcendence: present and past, Transcending the present, Transcending the past, Conclusions, Therapy and the Holocaust plus References.
Orpheus Trust The Orpheus homepage contains a small selection of short biographies. Their biographical database contains data of more than 4.570 persecuted, exiled and murdered composers, their composition data base has information about more than 11,000 works and their interpreters database contains 1300 records.
Polish Music Newsletter, vol. 9 no. 8, August 2003 Polish composers Krzystof Knittel and Adam Walaciwski will be presented prestigious awards from the highly respected Polish Composers' Union (Zwiuzku Kompozytorow Polskich - ZKP) at this year's "Warsaw Autumn" Festival.
Reeling: the Movie Review Show's review of Prisoner of Paradise A biography of Kurt Gerron. Academy Award winning documentarian Malcolm Clarke and co-director Stuart Sender look at the man, once at the top of his field, who lost everything to the Nazis and eventually sunk to the level of directing a film of their propaganda in order to survive the Holocaust in "Prisoner of Paradise."
Marcel Reich-Ranicki A prominent post-war literary critic who escaped the Warsaw ghetto. He wrote of musical activities in the ghetto.
Alex Ross: The Rest Is Noise A voyage into the labyrinth of modern music, which remains for many people an obscure and forbidding world and shows why twentieth-century composers felt compelled to create a famously bewildering variety of sounds, from the purest beauty to the purest noise.
Richard Wagner Archive Richard Wagner (1813-1883) who regarded himself as 'the most German of men', 'the German spirit' is not only known because of his 13 operas and numerous other compositions but also because of his inevitable influence on our understanding of German culture and history
Richard Wagner Web Site Richard Wagner (1813-83), German composer, his life, times and works. Includes texts, analyses, guides, a map, a chronology, and a bibliography.
Soyfer, Jura Biography of Jura Sofer, author and journalist (in German)
Darius Milhaud (1892-1974) on Wikipedia Darius Milhaud (1892-1974) was a French composer and teacher. He was a member of Les Six—also known as The Group of Six—and one of the most prolific composers of the 20th century. His compositions are influenced by jazz and make use of polytonality.
tCHu - Krystyna Zywulska - Auschwitz I Survived Auschwitz written by Krystyna Zywulska. Author was born in 1914 as Sonia Landau. During the German occupation of Poland, in 1941 she was displaced with her Jewish family.
The Kurt Weill Foundation for Music The Kurt Weill Foundation for Music is a non-profit, private foundation dedicated to promoting understanding of Weill's life and works and preserving the legacies of Weill and Lenya.
The Musical family Stupel/ Hofmekler Robert Hofmekler (1905-1994) was the son of Motel and Bertha Hofmekler He grew upi n a highly musical Jewish family in Vilna, where his father was a well-known cello player.
Tamara Freeman Tamara Freeman, D.M.A. is a Holocaust ethnomusicologist and concert violist. Based in New Jersey, she specializes in communicating lessons of morality and courage through her Holocaust music classes and performances.
Viktor Ullmann Foundation - Victor Ullmann Foundation The purpose of the Viktor Ullmann Foundation is to honour, celebrate and remember the life, courage and genius of the composer and pupil of Arnold Schoenberg, and his fellow artists and musicians in the Theresienstadt (Terezin) ghetto
Voices of the Holocaust The Voices of the Holocaust project is to provide a permanent digital archive of digitized, restored, transcribed, and translated interviews with Holocaust survivors conducted by Dr. David P. Boder in 1946, so that they can be experienced by a global audience of students, researchers, historians, and the general public.
Willem de Vries: Sonderstab Musik During the Second World War the 'Einsatzstab Reichsleiter Rosenberg' was set up, an organisation which aimed for the elimination of Jewish cultural life in the rest of Europe.
Witold Lutoslawski Philharmonic A vast number of excellent soloists and conductors have performed at the Wroclaw Philharmonic. For all these years, most masterworks of world music as well as new pieces by Polish and foreign composers have been presented to Wroclaw music lovers.
Wladyslaw Szlengel: Jewish Warsaw Ghetto Poet Wladyslaw Szlengel was born in 1914, in Warsaw. His father, an artist-painter, supported his family by painting movie posters. Wladyslaw, while still in school, wrote poems and short stories