Dachau Song

Dachau Song
Author: Paul F. Cummins
Publsiher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
Total Pages: 366
Release: 1992
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015029890814
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dachau Song Book Review:

Austrian conductor and composer Herbert Zipper is a survivor of the Buchenwald and Dachau concentration camps. This biography describes Zipper's life and accomplishments, including how he formed a secret orchestra at Dachau which gave clandestine concerts in an abandoned latrine. Coverage extends to Zipper's immigration to the United States, where he founded over a dozen community arts schools. The text is accompanied by black and white photographs and drawings by Herbert Zipper. Cummins is Headmaster of Crossroads School in Santa Monica, California. c. Book News Inc.

My Shadow in Dachau

My Shadow in Dachau
Author: Walter Jens
Publsiher: Boydell & Brewer
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2014
ISBN 10: 1571139079
ISBN 13: 9781571139078
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Shadow in Dachau Book Review:

Poems by and biographies of inmates of the Dachau Concentration Camp, testimonies to the persistence of the humanity and creativity of the individual in the face of extreme suffering.

Dachau s Gettysburg or the imminent downfall of an offenders town

Dachau s Gettysburg or the imminent downfall of an offenders town
Author: Markus Eder
Publsiher: BookRix
Total Pages: 14
Release: 2015-03-17
ISBN 10: 3736883609
ISBN 13: 9783736883604
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dachau s Gettysburg or the imminent downfall of an offenders town Book Review:

The town of Dachau in Upper Bavaria is a town of great historical shame and of many recent scandals. In other words, Dachau is an offenders`town. Despite all this, Dachau has experienced in recent decades perceptible demographic and economic growth. Now, however, there are first signs, that this undeservedly positive development might come to an end. In all probability, in retrospect, 2014 will have been the year of Dachau`s Gettysburg. The year, in which the hand of fate turned the tide of Dachau`s fortunes, and in which Dachau`s downfall began. This ebook outlines the reasons for this development.


Author: Harald Weinrich,Professor of Romance Languages Co-Director Comparative Literature Program Steven Rendall
Publsiher: Cornell University Press
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9780801441936
ISBN 13: 0801441935
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lethe Book Review:

Harald Weinrich's epilogue considers forgetting in the present age of information overflow, particularly in the area of the natural sciences."--Jacket.

The Sound of Hope

The Sound of Hope
Author: Kellie D. Brown
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 318
Release: 2020-06-05
ISBN 10: 1476639949
ISBN 13: 9781476639949
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sound of Hope Book Review:

Since ancient times, music has demonstrated the incomparable ability to touch and resonate with the human spirit as a tool for communication, emotional expression, and as a medium of cultural identity. During World War II, Nazi leadership recognized the power of music and chose to harness it with malevolence, using its power to push their own agenda and systematically stripping it away from the Jewish people and other populations they sought to disempower. But music also emerged as a counterpoint to this hate, withstanding Nazi attempts to exploit or silence it. Artistic expression triumphed under oppressive regimes elsewhere as well, including the horrific siege of Leningrad and in Japanese internment camps in the Pacific. The oppressed stubbornly clung to music, wherever and however they could, to preserve their culture, to uplift the human spirit and to triumph over oppression, even amid incredible tragedy and suffering. This volume draws together the musical connections and individual stories from this tragic time through scholarly literature, diaries, letters, memoirs, compositions, and art pieces. Collectively, they bear witness to the power of music and offer a reminder to humanity of the imperative each faces to not only remember, but to prevent another such cataclysm.

Work Songs

Work Songs
Author: Ted Gioia
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2006-04-13
ISBN 10: 9780822337263
ISBN 13: 0822337266
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Work Songs Book Review:

DIVThe place of music in different forms of work from the earliest hunting and planting to the contemporary office./div

Dachau and the SS

Dachau and the SS
Author: Christopher Dillon
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-01-29
ISBN 10: 0191630497
ISBN 13: 9780191630491
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dachau and the SS Book Review:

Dachau and the SS studies the concentration camp guards at Dachau, the first SS concentration camp and a national 'school' of violence for its concentration camp personnel. Set up in the first months of Adolf Hitler's rule, Dachau was a bastion of the Nazi 'revolution' and a key springboard for the ascent of Heinrich Himmler and the SS to control of the Third Reich's terror and policing apparatus. Throughout the pre-war era of Nazi Germany, Dachau functioned as an academy of violence where concentration camp personnel were schooled in steely resolution and the techniques of terror. An international symbol of Nazi depredation, Dachau was the cradle of a new and terrible spirit of destruction. Combining extensive new research into the pre-war history of Dachau with theoretical insights from studies of perpetrator violence, this book offers the first systematic study of the 'Dachau School'. It explores the backgrounds and socialization of thousands of often very young SS men in the camp and critiques the assumption that violence was an outcome of personal or ideological pathologies. Christopher Dillon analyses recruitment to the Dachau SS and evaluates the contribution of ideology, training, social psychology and masculine ideals to the conduct and subsequent careers of concentration camp guards. Graduates of the Dachau School would go on to play a central role in the wartime criminality of the Third Reich, particularly at Auschwitz. Dachau and the SS makes an original contribution to scholarship on the pre-history of the Holocaust and the institutional organisation of violence.

Berlin Cabaret

Berlin Cabaret
Author: Peter Jelavich
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 322
Release: 1996-02
ISBN 10: 9780674067622
ISBN 13: 0674067622
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Berlin Cabaret Book Review:

This work looks at Berlin's cabarets from the day the curtain first went up, in 1901, until the Nazi regime brought it down. It follows the changing treatment of popular cabaret themes, and the fate of the cabaret itself.

The Jews of Nazi Vienna 1938 1945

The Jews of Nazi Vienna  1938 1945
Author: Ilana Fritz Offenberger
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 321
Release: 2017-05-11
ISBN 10: 3319493582
ISBN 13: 9783319493589
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Jews of Nazi Vienna 1938 1945 Book Review:

This book examines Jewish life in Vienna just after the Nazi-takeover in 1938. Who were Vienna’s Jews, how did they react and respond to Nazism, and why? Drawing upon the voices of the individuals and families who lived during this time, together with new archival documentation, Ilana Offenberger reconstructs the daily lives of Vienna’s Jews from Anschluss in March 1938 through the entire Nazi occupation and the eventual dissolution of the Jewish community of Vienna. Offenberger explains how and why over two-thirds of the Jewish community emigrated from the country, while one-third remained trapped. A vivid picture emerges of the co-dependent relationship this community developed with their German masters, and the false hope they maintained until the bitter end. The Germans murdered close to one third of Vienna’s Jewish population in the “final solution” and their family members who escaped the Reich before 1941 chose never to return; they remained dispersed across the world. This is not a triumphant history. Although the overwhelming majority survived the Holocaust, the Jewish community that once existed was destroyed.

The Lady in Gold

The Lady in Gold
Author: Anne Marie O'Connor
Publsiher: Vintage Books
Total Pages: 349
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 1101873124
ISBN 13: 9781101873120
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lady in Gold Book Review:

Shares the dramatic and fantastical events that shaped the creation of the Austrian Symbolist painter's most famous portrait, covering such topics as the story of the beautiful Viennese Jewish salon hostess who was his model, contributing factors in turn-of-the-century Vienna and the painting's bizarre fate.

Literature of the Holocaust

Literature of the Holocaust
Author: Alan Rosen
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2013-11-14
ISBN 10: 1107008654
ISBN 13: 9781107008656
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Literature of the Holocaust Book Review:

During and in the aftermath of the dark period of the Holocaust, writers across Europe and America sought to express their feelings and experiences through their writings. This book provides a comprehensive account of these writings through essays from expert scholars, covering a wide geographic, linguistic, thematic and generic range of materials. Such an overview is particularly appropriate at a time when the corpus of Holocaust literature has grown to immense proportions and when guidance is needed in determining a canon of essential readings, a context to interpret them, and a paradigm for the evolution of writing on the Holocaust. The expert contributors to this volume, who negotiate the literature in the original languages, provide insight into the influence of national traditions and the importance of language, especially but not exclusively Yiddish and Hebrew, to the literary response arising from the Holocaust.

A History of Austrian Literature 1918 2000

A History of Austrian Literature 1918 2000
Author: Katrin Maria Kohl,Anne Fuchs,Florian Krobb,Ritchie Robertson
Publsiher: Camden House
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9781571132765
ISBN 13: 1571132767
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of Austrian Literature 1918 2000 Book Review:

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Theatre and War 1933 1945

Theatre and War 1933 1945
Author: Michael Balfour
Publsiher: Berghahn Books
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2001-10-01
ISBN 10: 1789203651
ISBN 13: 9781789203653
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Theatre and War 1933 1945 Book Review:

On an April evening in 1934, on the River Arno in Florence, an air squadron, an infantry, a cavalry brigade, fifty trucks, four field and machine gun batteries, ten field radio stations, and six photoelectric units presented a piece of theatre. The mass spectacle, 18 BL involved over two thousand amateur actors and was performed before an audience of twenty thousand. 18 BL is one of eleven extraordinary essays collected together for the first time. The essays have been selected and edited from a wide range of publications dating from the 1940s to the 1990s. The authors are academics, cultural historians, and theatre practitioners - some with direct experience of the harsh conditions of Europe during the war. Each author critically assesses the function of theatre in times of world crisis, exploring themes of Fascist aesthetic propaganda in Italy and Germany, of theatre re-education programmes in the Gulags of Russia, of cultural "sustenance" for the troops at the front and interned German refugees in the UK, or cabaret shows as a currency for survival in Jewish concentration camps.

On Modern Poetry

On Modern Poetry
Author: Robert Rowland Smith
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2012-07-12
ISBN 10: 1441174222
ISBN 13: 9781441174222
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On Modern Poetry Book Review:

Including applied readings, this book explores the divide between practical criticism and theory in 20th century criticism to propose a new way of reading poetry.

Holocaust Icons

Holocaust Icons
Author: Oren Baruch Stier
Publsiher: Rutgers University Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2015-11-01
ISBN 10: 0813574048
ISBN 13: 9780813574042
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Holocaust Icons Book Review:

The Holocaust has bequeathed to contemporary society a cultural lexicon of intensely powerful symbols, a vocabulary of remembrance that we draw on to comprehend the otherwise incomprehensible horror of the Shoah. Engagingly written and illustrated with more than forty black-and-white images, Holocaust Icons probes the history and memory of four of these symbolic relics left in the Holocaust’s wake. Jewish studies scholar Oren Stier offers in this volume new insight into symbols and the symbol-making process, as he traces the lives and afterlives of certain remnants of the Holocaust and their ongoing impact. Stier focuses in particular on four icons: the railway cars that carried Jews to their deaths, symbolizing the mechanics of murder; the Arbeit Macht Frei (“work makes you free”) sign over the entrance to Auschwitz, pointing to the insidious logic of the camp system; the number six million that represents an approximation of the number of Jews killed as well as mass murder more generally; and the persona of Anne Frank, associated with victimization. Stier shows how and why these icons—an object, a phrase, a number, and a person—have come to stand in for the Holocaust: where they came from and how they have been used and reproduced; how they are presently at risk from a variety of threats such as commodification; and what the future holds for the memory of the Shoah. In illuminating these icons of the Holocaust, Stier offers valuable new perspective on one of the defining events of the twentieth century. He helps readers understand not only the Holocaust but also the profound nature of historical memory itself.

Bearing Witness

Bearing Witness
Author: Philip Rosen,Nina Apfelbaum
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9780313310768
ISBN 13: 0313310769
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bearing Witness Book Review:

A resource guide to first-hand accounts, fiction, poetry, art interpretations, and music by Holocaust victims and survivors.

World War II Victory in Europe

World War II   Victory in Europe
Author: Editors of TIME-LIFE
Publsiher: Time Inc. Books
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2016-03-01
ISBN 10: 1618932047
ISBN 13: 9781618932044
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World War II Victory in Europe Book Review:

The first months of 1945, which brought the long war in Europe to an end, were some of the most remarkable in history. The Allies scored stunning victories, Franklin Roosevelt died, Hitler committed suicide, and finally, in May, the Germans surrendered and celebrations around the world began, even as war in the Pacific raged on. Victory in Europe charts the events of these incredible days.

The Routledge History of the Holocaust

The Routledge History of the Holocaust
Author: Jonathan C. Friedman
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 536
Release: 2010-12-15
ISBN 10: 1136870601
ISBN 13: 9781136870606
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge History of the Holocaust Book Review:

The genocide of Jewish and non-Jewish civilians perpetrated by the German regime during World War Two continues to confront scholars with elusive questions even after nearly seventy years and hundreds of studies. This multi-contributory work is a landmark publication that sees experts renowned in their field addressing these questions in light of current research. A comprehensive introduction to the history of the Holocaust, this volume has 42 chapters which add important depth to the academic study of the Holocaust, both geographically and topically. The chapters address such diverse issues as: continuities in German and European history with respect to genocide prior to 1939 the eugenic roots of Nazi anti-Semitism the response of Europe's Jewish Communities to persecution and destruction the Final Solution as the German occupation instituted it across Europe rescue and rescuer motivations the problem of prosecuting war crimes gender and Holocaust experience the persecution of non-Jewish victims the Holocaust in postwar cultural venues. This important collection will be essential reading for all those interested in the history of the Holocaust.

Songs of Work and Protest

Songs of Work and Protest
Author: Edith Fowke,Joe Glazer,Kenneth Ira Bray
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 209
Release: 1960
ISBN 10: 0486228991
ISBN 13: 9780486228990
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Songs of Work and Protest Book Review:

Provides lyrics, music, and chord notation for work and protest songs and discusses each tune's significance in the labor movement

Crucifixion in the Mediterranean World

Crucifixion in the Mediterranean World
Author: John Granger Cook
Publsiher: Mohr Siebeck
Total Pages: 588
Release: 2018-12-10
ISBN 10: 3161560019
ISBN 13: 9783161560019
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crucifixion in the Mediterranean World Book Review:

John Granger Cook traces the use of the penalty by the Romans until its probable abolition by Constantine. Rabbinic and legal sources are not neglected. The material contributes to the understanding of the crucifixion of Jesus and has implications for the theologies of the cross in the New Testament. Images and photographs are included in this volume.