The Dolomites form part of the Italian Alps, in North-Eastern Italy. Until the end of World War I, the border between Italy and the Austro-Hungarian Empire ran through this region.
The use of music in Auschwitz is described in numerous survivors' accounts. Many recalled how camp inmates were forced to play music as the trains arrived; the songs were few in number, repeated over and over. These songs were played at the most horrific of times, and the music became another form of mental torture for the inmates.
The Creation is an oratorio by Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809). It retells the Biblical story of the Creation, from the Book of Genesis.
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