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The World's Greatest Music
The First and Second World Wars cut short the lives of many composers and musicians who would have gone on to greater things had they lived. Here are a few to remember.
A Czech composer and follower of Janáček, Haas was deported to the Theresienstadt concentration camp in 1941 where he was one of several Czech-Jewish composers. He wrote at least eight compositions in the camp. In 1944 Theresienstadt was promoted in a propaganda film. Haas can be seen taking a bow after a performance of his Study for Strings (pictured). Subsequently 18,000 of the prisoners, including Haas, were murdered in gas chambers.
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