Sunday, May 07, 2006


A final post relating to Sebald's Austerlitz, this time focusing on Terezin/Theresienstadt (thanks to Loyal Readers who suggested links). 

Visit the official website of the Terezin Memorial for photos and the site for the film, Terezin: Resistance and Revival, has a companion newspaper series including some multimedia features of survivors, artists and musicians (with music samples).  For more on the music of Terezin visit the Terezin Chamber Music Foundation (which offers an educational curriculum through its online store) or the Viktor Ullmann Foundation.  The composer referenced more or less at the climax of the novel (p. 250), Pavel Haas, has his own foundation with underdeveloped website.  A snippet of his Study for String Orchestra can be found here,  For fun and in keeping with the child focus of the novel, here's a Minnesota Public Radio feature on Hans Krasa, composer of the children's opera, Brundibar, which Maurice Sendak and Tony Kushner recently transformed into a children's book.  Finally, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum has an eclectic online feature on Music of the Holocaust  I plan to spend some time with in the future.
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