Entertaining in Extremis: Popular Music and Performance in European Ghettos and Camps during World War II

Date: March 27, 2017
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Perkins 217

March 27th, 2-4 p.m., Perkins Library 217, Duke West Campus




Bret Werb, Music Collection Curator, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

“Censorship, Sabotage and Self-Subversion in the Yiddish Shoah Song"


Barbara Milewski, Associate Professor of Music, Swarthmore College

“Krystyna Żywulska’s Camp Mementos, and the Making of a Satirist-Songwriter in Birkenau”


Beth Holmgren, Professor of Slavic and Eurasian Studies, Duke University

“Theater as Imperative in the Warsaw Ghetto: Artists and Audience in Jerzy Jurandot’s Femina, 1940-1942.”



Andrea F. Bohlman, Assistant Professor of Music, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill