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Music from the Holocaust
An overview of the song "Die Moorsoldaten", composed in a Nazi concentration camp.
# 121056 | 1,250 words | 10 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Music Studies (General) , Holocaust Studies (General)

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This paper discusses the meaning and composers and lyricists responisble for "Die Moorsoldaten" or "The Peat Bog Soldiers", a protest song from a Nazi concentration camp composed and written by prisoners with leftist leanings. The paper describes the circumstances of the song's creation.

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""Die Moorsodaten", translated as "The Peat-Bog Soldiers" is described by Grayson Hirst as a song written by leftists held during the Holocaust in Nazi Germany's Borgenmoor concentration camp by Johann Esser, Wolfgang Langhoff and Rudi Goduel. The song was nothing less than one of the most important anti fascist protest songs of the 20th century, an extraordinary song of defiance, strength and unbroken will. Indeed as home to some four thousand prisoners drawn from among Germany's German worker parties and unions, communists..."

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