23rd Holocaust Memorial Lecture

On Tuesday 19 January 2023, the University of Glasgow welcomes Professor Shirli Gilbert, University College London, to deliver the 23rd Holocaust Memorial Lecture, entitled Music on the Brink of Destruction, in which Professor Gilbert explores the role of music in the Nazi ghettos and camps.

An extraordinary range of musical activities, both forced and voluntary, took place in the Nazi ghettos and camps, from the earliest internment centres established in 1933 until the liberation in 1945. The musical works created there by prisoners are extraordinary documents from the time. In this talk, Professor Shirli Gilbert will present original songs from this period, including some rare post-war recordings. The songs offer rich insight into victims’ experiences, conveying the uncertain and shifting perspectives of prisoner communities as they made sense of lived reality.

Venue: Sir Charles Wilson Building, 3 Kelvin Way Glasgow, G12 8QQ
Date: 19-1-2023
Refreshments Served: 6pm
Lecture start time: 7pm
Lecture end time: 8pm

Attendees can take part in the lecture both online or in person, the links are as follows:

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