It is an amazing fact that Jewish composers during WWII produced a vastly disproportionate number of songs. To this day we still sing Oklahoma by Richard Rodgers. The list is endless– Irving Berlin, Jule Styne, Aaron Copeland and so many more. These songs kept the citizens in the Home Front hopeful for the return of their loved ones. For the soldiers fighting abroad, these songs brought nostalgia, homesickness, and were a tool for battle. This music reminds us of the price paid for liberty and freedom.
Faculty: Sheldon Winkler