In 1939 a Jewish choral conductor imprisoned in the Sachsenhausen concentration camp organized a clandestine choir. The choir and its conductor managed to rehearse and perform secretly for three years. Sensing that the end was near, in 1942 the ensemble was rehearsing its own "Jewish Requiem" when the deportation order arrived. Neither the conductor nor any of his singers survived, but the "Jewish Requiem" did survive. This article chronicles the origins and fate of this unique composition.
Sachsenhausen concentration camp, Holocaust, World War II, Martin Rosenberg, choral music, Jewish music
Ethnomusicology | Jewish Studies
© 2000 Oxford University Press
Jacobson, Joshua R., "Tsen Brider: a Jewish Requiem" (2000). Music Faculty Publications. Paper 7. http://hdl.handle.net/2047/d20000653
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