Dislocated Memories: Jews, Music, and Postwar German Culture by Tina Frühauf,Lily Hirsch

By Tina Frühauf,Lily Hirsch

Winner of the 2015 Ruth A. Solie Award from the yankee Musicological Society

The first quantity of its variety, Dislocated stories: Jews, track, and Postwar German Culture attracts jointly 3 major parts of inquiry: Jewish song, German tradition, and the legacy of the Holocaust. Jewish music-a hugely debated topic-encompasses a multiplicity of musics and cultures, reflecting an inherent and evolving hybridity and transnationalism.

German tradition refers to an both assorted idea that, during this quantity, contains many of the cultures of prewar Germany, occupied Germany, the divided and reunified Germany, or even "German (Jewish) memory," which isn't inevitably bodily absolute to Germany. within the context of those views, the amount makes strong arguments in regards to the influence of the Holocaust and its aftermath in altering contexts of musical functionality and composition. In doing so, the essays in Dislocated Memories hide a large spectrum of issues from the rapid postwar interval with track within the Displaced folks camps to the later 20th century with compositions conceived in accordance with the Holocaust and the klezmer revival on the flip of this century.

Dislocated Memories builds on a variety of fresh and demanding scholarship in chilly battle reports, cultural heritage, German experiences, Holocaust stories, Jewish stories, and reminiscence reports. What binds those targeted fields tightly jointly are the members' particular theoretical inquiries that mirror separate but interrelated subject matters resembling displacement and reminiscence. whereas those ideas hyperlink the multi-faceted essays on a micro-level, also they are principally hooked up of their conceptual question by means of concentration, at the macro-level, at the presence and the absence of Jewish tune in Germany after 1945. choked with unique learn by way of students on the leading edge of track, background, and Jewish stories, Dislocated stories will end up an important textual content for students and scholars alike.

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