Daniel Goldmark, professor of music and director of the Center of Popular Music Studies, recently discussed the organization of prison camp orchestras during World War II on Ideastream 90.3 (NPR, Cleveland).
Many of the instruments on display in the Violins of Hope exhibit at the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage were played in prison camp orchestras spread across Europe, during World War Two. Just how those orchestras were organized is part of a course taught at CWRU by Jay Geller, Samuel Rosenthal Professor of Judaic Studies, and Daniel Goldmark, Professor, Director of the Center of Popular Music Studies. Ideastream’s David C. Barnett spoke with them in advance of a special presentation on December 9 at the Maltz Museum. Listen to the interview on Ideastream.