"Amsterdam to Auschwitz: Jewish Composers Persecuted by the Nazis" Concert and Lecture

Thu, November 9, 20177:00 PM - 8:00 PM

“Amsterdam/Auschwitz: Jewish Composers Persecuted by the Nazis” is an interdisciplinary lecture-recital, in collaboration with the Schusterman Center for Judaic and Israel Studies and the School of Music of the Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts and will be presented on November 9, 2017 at 7 p.m. in Morris R. Pitman Recital Hall of Catlett Music Center.

During World War II, many composers in Europe were persecuted by the Nazis, either because they had a Jewish background or because they refused to comply with Nazi rules. Their music was banned from all public performance and most of their compositions were destroyed. Although in many cases they were the musical leaders of their time, their work has sunk into oblivion. The Jewish composers represented on this evening’s program were either born in Holland or immigrated to Holland to escape arrest from the Nazis. Ultimately they all perished in concentration camps.