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Title of a 1938 Yiddish song by the Polish-Jewish poet and musician Mordechai Gebirtig (1877–1942). “S’brent,” which calls for resistance against the extermination of the Jews, is emblematic of the music performed in the ghettos and camps under National Socialist rule. In spite of all adversity, musical performances – from simple songs describing everyday life to opera – held great and varied importance there…

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Werb, Bret, “S’brent”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017. Consulted online on 26 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0771>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20221116

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