Retrieved from: The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum: Research: Bibliographies Traces the life of violinist Alma Rosé, a niece of Gustav Mahler. Recounts her childhood and early musical career in Vienna, her experiences in occupied Holland, and her time as music master of the women’s orchestra in Auschwitz.
Retrieved from: The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum: Research: Bibliographies Memoir of an Italian Jewish tenor who was arrested and imprisoned in the Via Tasso, Regina Coeli, and Fossoli prisons in Italy, and who later performed with the prisoner orchestra in Auschwitz.
Retrieved from: The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum: Research: Bibliographies Social history documenting musical life in the Warsaw and Vilna ghettos as well as prisoner choirs and orchestras in the Sachsenhausen and Auschwitz concentration camps. Includes a glossary, bibliography, index, and an appendix listing songs created or performed by Jewish prisoners.
Retrieved from: The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum: Research: Bibliographies Fictionalized account of the actual performance of Verdi’s Requiem in the Theresienstadt ghetto in 1944, under the baton of conductor Raphael Schהchter. All of the performers were later deported en masse to Auschwitz.
Memoir of a member of the women's orchestra in Auschwitz. Includes a translated section from the book Elf Frauen: Leben in Wahrheit: eine ִrztin berichtet aus Auschwitz-Birkenau 1942-1945 by Margita Schwalbova that discusses Dr. Schwalbova's experiences with Alma Rosé and the women's orchestra.
Retrieved from: The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum: Research: Bibliographies Memoir of a French singer who spent two years in the Auschwitz concentration camp, where she was a featured performer in the women’s orchestra. Includes detailed descriptions of life in the orchestra under the direction of Alma Rose´.
Viktor Ullmann was born in Teschen (now Český Těšín), Czech Republic on January 1, 1898. Ullmann’s father was an officer in the Austrian Imperial Army stationed in Teschen. In 1909, the Ullmann family moved to Vienna, and Viktor began studying music theory with Dr. Josef Pohlaneur.