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Jewish Orchestra in Nazi Germany

Musical Politics and the Berlin Jewish Culture League



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A Jewish Orchestra in Nazi Germany: Musical Politics and the Berlin Jewish Culture League by Lily E. Hirsch
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This title examines the complicated history of a Jewish cultural organization supported by Nazi Germany. The Jewish Culture League was created in Berlin in June 1933, the only organization in Nazi Germany in which Jews were not only allowed, but encouraged, to participate in music, both as performers and as audience members. Lily Hirsch's "A Jewish Orchestra in Nazi Germany" will be the first book to seriously investigate and parse the complicated questions the existence of this unique organization raised, such as why the Nazis would promote Jewish music when, in the rest of Germany, it was banned. The government's insistence that the League perform only Jewish music also presented the organization's leaders and membership with perplexing conundrums: What exactly is Jewish music? Who qualifies as a Jewish composer? And, if it is true that the Nazis conceived of the League as a propaganda tool, did Jewish participation in its activities amount to collaboration?

Author Biography

Lily E. Hirsch is Assistant Professor of Music at Cleveland State University.
Release date Australia
February 15th, 2010
Country of Publication
United States
14 musical examples, 3 tables, 10 figures
The University of Michigan Press
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