Sonderstab Musik

Music Confiscations by the Einsatzstab Reichsleiter Rosenberg under the Nazi Occupation of Western Europe

Willem de Vries

Sonderstab Musik
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Willem de Vries

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271 pages | 6-3/4 x 10 | © 1996
Paper $10.50 ISBN: 9789053561812 Published June 1996 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
During the Second World War the 'Einsatzstab Reichsleiter Rosenberg' was set up, an organisation which aimed for the elimination of Jewish cultural life in the rest of Europe. A 'Sonderstab Musik' was also established, staffed by distinguished German musicologists whose task was to locate musical manuscripts, books and instruments. Its initial target was the possessions of Jewish musicians and composers who had fled the Nazi regime, but in the end it boiled down to a general confiscation and removal of Jewish possessions, including those connected with music-making. This book describes the activities of the 'Sonderstab Musik' in France, Belgium and the Netherlands.

Concise Curriculum Vitae for Alfred Rosenberg
Glossary of Acronyms
1.  A Concise Overview of German Music Policy (1928-1940)
1.1  The Einsatzstab Reichsleiter Rosenberg (ERR):  Objectives and Organization
2.  Implementation of Music Policy in Germany (1935-1945)
2.1  Herbert Gerigk:  Rosenberg's Political Orchestrator
2.2  The Hauptstelle Musik at the DBFU
2.3  The Amt Musik of the Einsatzstab Reichsleiter Rosenberg (ERR)
2.4  The Lexikon der Juden in der Music
2.5  The Hohe Schule
3.  The Einsatzstab Reichsleiter Rosenberg (ERR) in Occupied Western Europe (1940-1945)
3.1  The Sonderstab Musik of the ERR
3.1.1  France
3.1.2  The Netherlands
3.1.3  Belgium
4.  Case Histories
4.1  Wolfgang Boetticher
4.2  Guillaume de Van
4.3  Darius Milhaud
4.4  Wanda Landowska
Appendix I:  Processing the Items Confiscated from France at the Amt Musik in Berlin
Appendix II:  Testimonies from Dr. Herbert Gergk and Dr. Wolfgang Boetticher (1960-1961)
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