'Songs Not Silenced' Features Composers Banned During Holocaust


Lois Reitzes on NPR's WABE interviews Laurence Sherr, composer-in-residence and professor of music at Kennesaw State University, about a special Holocaust theme concert at Kennesaw State.

KENNESAW, Ga. (Mar 24, 2017) — The Holocaust not only took a horrific toll on human life, it also produced long-lasting cultural erasure. Jewish composers, and even those performing in non-German styles, had their music banned. Some of these composers died in the death camps. Others survived, but their music has been lost. ... Click to listen to the interview and the concert.  


A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the country and the world. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu