Lunchtime Lecture – Music in the camps
Wednesday 25th October
Music was an integral part of camp life in almost all Nazi concentration camps prior to and during World War II. Yiddish songs were sung in Eastern European camps, classical and Jewish music was performed at Theresienstadt and specific orchestras, like the ‘Girls Orchestra’ in Auschwitz and the Jazz Big Band in Buchenwald were established. What was the impact of this music on the inmates of the camps?
This lecture will be given by Andy Bromberger. Andy Bromberger (BMus perf) started a music appreciation series seven years ago called ‘Coffee, Cake and Culture’ which looks at music history, exploring music’s history and the political, environmental and societal circumstances which influenced composers, performers and the listening public. Andy has presented at the Limmud Oz symposium in 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2017 on topics relating to the Jewish people’s involvement in classical music. Earlier in 2017 she presented these talks in Singapore and will be doing so in Bangkok later in the year. Andy also talks at the Art Gallery of NSW, on Eastside Radio and is a regular lecturer at WEA as well as giving talks in her home.