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Unformatted text preview: Jdischer Todessang who composed it, where, when, why, what folksong was it based on? How did the song survive? It was composed by Martin Rosenberg at the Sachsenhausen Concentration camp in 1942. Expecting imminent death, Rosenberg was inspired to compose a choral work, which he called, "a Jewish Death-Song." It was based upon the Russian folk song Tsen Brider (ten brothers). We know about this piece only because of the efforts of Aleksander Kulisiewicz, a non-Jewish political prisoner who witnessed the rehearsals of the prisoners' choir. Rosenberg asked Kulisiewicz to promise that, if he survived, he would keep this song alive and tell the world of the crimes of the Nazis. 15 The Emperor of Atlantis who composed it, where, when, why? Summarize the plot and comment on its symbolism. How did the composer use music as parody? (Be specific.) In 1943 Viktor Ullmann collaborated with the poet/artist Petr Kien in the Terezin Camp as a parody of the fascists' total disregard for human life. In this allegory, the empire of Atlantis is ruled by Kaiser Uberall (emperor over all). total disregard for human life....
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- Spring '08