Page 309. " in the Dolomites "
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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.

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Page 316. " the music of the loony-bin prisoner band which greeted each arriving train "

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. 

Music in Auschwitz

Bach in Auschwitz

Music of the Ghettos and Camps

Page 321. " the clarion camp whistle -- reedy, harmonic, more or less in B minor and reminding her always of some partly recaptured, sorrow-sick, blowzy chord from Tannhauser "

Page 323. " that passage from Haydn's Creation "

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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