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Transcending Dystopia – Music, Mobility, and the Jewish Community in Germany, 1945-1989 - Oxford Scholarship Online
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Transcending Dystopia: Music, Mobility, and the Jewish Community in Germany, 1945-1989

Tina Frühauf


Transcending Dystopia features pioneering research on the role music played in its various connections to and contexts of Jewish communal life and cultural activity in Germany from 1945 to 1989. As the first history of the Jewish communities’ musical practices during the postwar and Cold War eras, it tells the story of how the traumatic experience of the Holocaust led to transitions and transformations, and the significance of music in these processes. As such, it relies on music to draw together three areas of inquiry: the Jewish community, the postwar Germanys and their politics after the Ho ... More

Keywords: cantor, choir, commemoration, cultural mobility, Germany, Holocaust, Jewish community, organ, postwar era, synagogue music

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780197532973
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780197532973.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tina Frühauf, author
Adjunct Associate Professor, Columbia University, and The Graduate Center, CUNY

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