Essay about Music : Music And The Holocaust

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Music and the Holocaust. (n.d.). Retrieved November 5, 2015. This source talks about the relevance of music during the Holoaust period. It is not well known that music of all types, styles and genres was a normal way of life in the concentration camps, including the death camps. Prisoners were forced to sing songs at demands of the guards, often for the guard’s pleasure or to mock the prisoners. Those who didn’t know the song were beaten. Those who sang too softly were beaten. Those who sang too loudly were beaten. Music acted as a means of survival for the inmates. It also served as an instrument of terror for the guards.
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World War II: Timeline. (2015, August 18). Retrieved October 27, 2015. This timeline spans from the beginning of World War 2 in 1939 until the end of the war in 1945. The war began when Germany invades Poland, initiating World War 2 in Europe. The war ended when Japan formally surrenders. There are many important events in between which we will discuss, too. I will distribute this timeline to students so they can reference to it when necessary. This timeline will give them an understanding of the major events during the war and when they happened.
Holocaust Survivor: Thomas Buergenthal. (n.d.). Retrieved November 4, 2015. This is a YouTube video where Thomas Buergenthal speaks about his experience. He describes why he was considered “lucky.” He also speaks of the unfair and cruel treatment he had to endure. He was forced to…

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