The Truth about Fania Fénelon and the Women’s Orchestra of Auschwitz-Birkenau

Authors: Eischeid, Susan

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  • Questions the portrayal of the Women's Orchestra in Playing for TimeAnalyses how popular culture has remembered both this orchestra and the Holocaust
  • Uses archival sources as well as interviews with surviving orchestra members
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This book explores how the women’s orchestra at Auschwitz-Birkenau has been remembered in both media and popular culture since the end of the Second World War. In particular it focuses on Fania Fenelon’s memoir, Playing for Time (1976), which was subsequently adapted into a film. Since then the publication has become a cornerstone of Holocaust remembrance and scholarship. Susan Eischeid therefore investigates whether it deserves such status, and whether such material can ever be considered reliable source material for historians. Using divergent source material gathered by the author, such as interviews with the other surviving members of the orchestra, this Pivot seeks to shed light on this period of women’s history, and questions how we remember the Holocaust today.

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Susan Eischeid is Professor at the Department of Music at Valdosta State University, USA.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

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eBook $54.99
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Truth about Fania Fénelon and the Women’s Orchestra of Auschwitz-Birkenau
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-31038-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-31038-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-31037-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-80948-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 151
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