Lunch & Learn Lecture Series: Forbidden Sounds: The Suppression of Music in Nazi Germany

Event date: 
Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Presented by Dr. Racelle R Weiman, Holocaust scholar, educator, filmmaker and co-director of Appalachian State University's 2018 Martin & Doris Rosen Summer Symposium on the Holocaust.

The Nazi state banned and condemned music that was purported to be alien to the sensibilities of European culture, according to a racist theory applied to all aspects of society. Using the label "degenerate," Nazi censors suppressed all Jewish composers and musicians, compositions and music by Jews, and by extension, music that had ‘foreign’ sounds such as jazz and swing. Despite the bans, a small ‘subversive’ resistance by youth groups, and astoundingly, Jewish prisoners in concentration camps, persisted. The lecture is accompanied by live music and is part of Appalachian State University's 2018 Martin & Doris Rosen Summer Symposium on the Holocaust. For more information, contact the Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies at 828-262-2311 or email holocaust@appstate.edu.

About the Lunch & Learn Lecture Series

Lunch & Learns are informative seminars that provide opportunities to deepen your knowledge about different aspects of the Turchin Center’s exhibition programming. Join us during the third Wednesday each month for in depth, lunch-time talks with the experts. Bring a bagged lunch and we will provide bottled water.

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