World War II

AUSCHWITZ MUSIC GIVEN NEW LIFE

“SING A SONG WHEN YOU’RE SAD.” “The Most Beautiful Time of Life.” For songs arranged by inmates and performed at a death camp, the upbeat titles are jarring.

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