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FC: Music, Art and Literature of the Holocaust By Brian Wilson & Emily Welborn
1: Table of Contents | Page 2: General Information Page 3: Poetry Page 4: Art Page 5: Music Back Cover: Work Cited
2: Music was heard in many ghettos during the holocaust. in a time where Nazi Germany suppressed and dehumanized millions of people the Jews in concentration camps often turned to forms of art such as Music and poetry.
3: The Butterfly By: Hana Volavkova The last, the very last, So richly, brightly, dazzlingly yellow. Perhaps if the sun's tears would sing against a white stone. Such, such a yellow Is carried lightly way up high. It went away I'm sure because it wished to kiss the world good-bye. For seven weeks I've lived in here, Penned up inside this ghetto. But I have found what I love here. The dandelions call to me And the white chestnut branches in the court. Only I never saw another butterfly. That butterfly was the last one. Butterflies don't live here, in the ghetto Blessed is the match consumed in kindling flame Blessed is the flame that burns in the secret fastness of the heart Blessed is the heart with strength to stop its beating for honor’s sake Blessed is the match consumed in kindling flame | Poetry Poetry was one thing prisoners turned to. Authors like Hana Volavkova (picture below) wrote multiple poems later to be published.
4: Art | While art supplies was limited in a concentration camp or ghetto a few people managed to make drawings like David Ole're who made all 3 of these drawings depicting life at a concentration camp | Gassing By: David Ole're. this mural was presumed to have been done after his liberation and depict the gassing of victims in a shower | Olre'res first assignment at Auschwitz was as a grave digger of bunker 2. His prisoner number, 106144, is seen both on his shirt and as a tattoo on his left arm.
5: Music | Music was another form of salvation from the life of a concentration camp. While these songs usually still had the depressing lyrics you would expect they usually had faster music to it.