Siren Song

Botstein, Leon
May 2001
New Republic;05/07/2001, Vol. 224 Issue 19, p54
Offers the author's opinion on holidays and observances, in the light of the Israeli Jewish holiday Yom Hashoah, which commemorates the Holocaust. Differences in thinking about the Holocaust between the Israelis and the Americans; Details of the memorial concert where the author was invited to conduct the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra; Use of music to memorialize the victims of the Third Reich; Meaning of the holiday in the context of the Arab-Israeli conflict, as of May 2001.


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