Essay question three: discussion

Music is not only the subject of historical memory, but also a vehicle for the transmission of memory. (Shirli Gilbert, Music in the Holocaust: Confronting Life in the Nazi Camps and Ghettos [Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005], 196)

Discuss some of the ways in which Jewish survivors of the Holocaust sought to memorialise or bear witness to music making in the ghettos and camps. What mechanisms did they use to do this and why?

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4 responses to “Essay question three: discussion

  1. Ian Biddle

    Dear students: please feel free to leave any queries about this essay question here. I’ll answer as quickly as I can.

  2. Charlotte M

    [please note: this comment is now out of date and was posted in relation to the 2012-13 delivery of this module; please check any advice given here against the latest version of the module documentation]

    Hello Ian,
    is it possible to overuse a source? Or may I refer to a certain text as many times as I like as long as it is relevant and my essay still uses a range of sources?

    • Ian Biddle

      [please note: this comment is now out of date and was posted in relation to the 2012-13 delivery of this module; please check any advice given here against the latest version of the module documentation]

      Hello Charlotte

      Yes it is possible to overuse a source, especially if you are over-relying on that source to the detriment of other sources. however if you are looking at a primary source, then don’t worry too much. Does this answer your question?

      • Charlotte M

        [please note: this comment is now out of date and was posted in relation to the 2012-13 delivery of this module; please check any advice given here against the latest version of the module documentation]

        Yes it does thanks, I have spent the afternoon doing some further planning and I have found some good, relevant sources I can use instead.

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