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Forbidden Music: The Jewish Composers Banned by the Nazis

Michael Haas


With National Socialism's arrival in Germany in 1933, Jews dominated music more than virtually any other sector, making it the most important cultural front in the Nazi fight for German identity. This book looks at the Jewish composers and musicians banned by the Third Reich, and the consequences for music throughout the rest of the twentieth century. Because Jewish musicians and composers were, by 1933, the principal conveyors of Germany's historic traditions and the ideals of German culture, the isolation, exile, and persecution of Jewish musicians by the Nazis became an act of musical self- ... More

Keywords: National Socialism, Jews, German identity, Jewish composers, Third Reich, Jewish musicians, German culture, isolation, exile, Nazis

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780300154306
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300154306.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Haas, author