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University of Glasgow Annual Holocaust Lecture – 6pm

January 19

University of Glasgow Annual Holocaust Lecture

Professor Shirli Gilbert of UCL will speak on  ‘Music on the Brink of Destruction’.

An extraordinary range of musical activities, both forced and voluntary, took place in the Nazi ghettos and camps, from the earliest internment centres established in 1933 until the liberation in 1945. The musical works created there by prisoners are extraordinary documents from the time. In this talk, Professor Shirli Gilbert will present original songs from this period, including some rare post-war recordings. The songs offer rich insight into victims’ experiences, conveying the uncertain and shifting perspectives of prisoner communities as they made sense of lived reality.

Refreshments Served: 6pm
Lecture start time: 7pm
Lecture end time: 8pm

Attendees can take part in the lecture both online or in person, choose your ticket type on our registration page here.


January 19
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Sir Charles Wilson Lecture Theatre
1 University Avenue
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