Marcus Orr Center Lecture, Silvia Glocer

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Jewish Musicians in Argentina during the Nazi Period: Integration, Music, and Memory

Silvia Glocer, Universidad de Bueno Aires

Thursday, February 13

Reception at 5:30 PM, Lecture at 6:00 PM

This lecture is jointly sponsored by the Department of World Languages and Literatures and the Marcus W. Orr Center for the Humanities.


During the Third Reich an unprecedented number of artists and intellectuals, mostly from Germany and Austria, were forced into exile in countries around the globe. In the Americas, Argentina was second only to the United States in the total number of refugees it welcomed, and around 140 of them were Jewish professional musicians. Dr. Glocer’s research finally tells these musicians’ stories, including their reasons for choosing Argentina and their influence on Argentine musical culture. By exploring their arrival, adaptation, and musical creations, this lecture helps to recover these musicians’ intellectual and artistic legacy.


Silvia Glocer is a Professor of Music at the Universdad de Buenos Aires and the Alberto Ginastera Conservatory and has been a musicologist at the Argentine National Library for fourteen years. She is the author of Melodías del destierro and Paul Walter Jacob y las músicas prohibidas por el azismo (with University of Memphis faculty member Robert Kelz), and she co-edited the volumes Teatro ídish argentino, (with Susana Skura, 2016) and Cartas de La Brasa. Patrimonio bibliográfico, 1926-1937 (with Daniel Guzman, 2015).

Thursday, February 13, 2020


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