FYI-102 From Ashes to Immortality: Music and the Holocaust
European History | Jewish Studies | Music
Description, Abstract, or Artist's Statement
This poem attempts to display the horrors that prisoners in Auschwitz endured, but also the internal struggles of S.S. guards. It has a large focus on music in the camp.
This poem has a personal connection to my family. My great-grandmother did steal Nazi flags to make clothes for her six children. The seventh child was killed in the way that is explained in the poem. That seventh child is where I received my name "Emma". It was a privilege to honor my namesake through this poem.
Augustana Digital Commons Citation
Albers-Lopez, Emma. "S.S. Schatten Schmidt" (2017). Geifman Prize in Holocaust Studies.
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