Retrieved from: The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum: Research: Bibliographies Introduction and overview of music in the Third Reich and the Holocaust, from the Nazi attempts to "purify" music in the 1930s to the impact of the ghettos and camps on Jewish musical traditions of Eastern Europe. Includes a bibliography of secondary literature on the subject as well as listings of songbooks from the ghettos and music in commemoration of the Holocaust.
Contains Eastern-European Ashkenazi chants and Hasidic melodies as well as some choral arrangements of the same. The Anthology also contains original compositions of Jewish composers, most importantly Arnold Schonberg's last compositions 'Mima'amakim" (in Hebrew).
The most important anthology of Jewish music. The first five volumes contain music of Oriental Jewish communities which Idelsohn heard in Jerusalem during the years 1907-1921. The other five volumes contain music of Ashkenazi communities which Idelsohn collected from different sources. Volumes VI and VII are based on the manuscripts of the Birnbaum Collection at the Library of the Hebrew Union College Cincinnati.