This chapter traces the roots of a myth about Jewish musicians in Nazi death camps being forced to perform a “Death Tango” as men, women, and children were led to the gas chambers. By taking a critical look at different versions of this story that have been and continue to be told in the press, in books, on the internet, and in social media, an attempt will be made to separate myth from reality and to sort out what this myth tells us about the role of music in the modus operandi of the Holocaust.
|Title of host publication||Crime and Music|
|Editors||Frank Bovenkerk, Dina Siegel|
|Publication status||Published - 8 Dec 2020|
- Holocaust Death camp Tango Auschwitz Janowska Nuremberg trial Myth Propaganda