(NPR) Honoring ‘Our Will To Live’: The Lost Music Of The Holocaust

Posted by Kendall Harmon

For the past two decades, in a small town in southern Italy, a pianist and music teacher has been hunting for and resurrecting the music of the dead.

Francesco Lotoro has found thousands of songs, symphonies and operas written in concentration, labor and POW camps in Germany and elsewhere before and during World War II.

By rescuing compositions written in imprisonment, Lotoro wants to fill the hole left in Europe's musical history and show how even the horrors of the Holocaust could not suppress artistic inspiration.

You can read it but it is a must-listen-to it all entry. Stunningly powerful.

Filed under: * Culture-WatchMusicPsychologyReligion & CultureViolence* International News & CommentaryEuropeGermany* Religion News & CommentaryOther FaithsJudaism

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