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Songs that Bridge the Wire

In a recording originally made for the Third Programme in 1965, Holocaust survivor Ezra Jurman describes and sings some of the songs he encountered in the darkest of times.

In 1965, the Third Programme made a rare foray into the musical landscape of the ghettos and concentration camps of Nazi-occupied Europe. Ezra Jurmann, a former child inmate of the Strasdenhof Concentration Camp in Latvia, deported there with his family from Dresden in 1942, described and sang some of the many songs he encountered in the darkest of times.

Producer Robert Gunnell.

45 minutes

Last on

Sun 22 Jan 2017 23:45

Music Played

  • Olivier Messiaen

    Quatuor pour la fin du Temps - iii) Abime des oiseaux

    Performer: Gervase de Peyer.
    • EMI.


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