Three Warsaw Polonaises

Watch me introduce a performance of “Three Warsaw Polonaises,” a work that was played by Jewish prisoners in Auschwitz. Since Polish music had been forbidden by the Nazi regime, the musicians would play the polonaises in secret. For the prisoners, playing the polonaises was not just a way of remembering their homeland. It was a way to show that they would not completely bend to Nazi prejudices.

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