Sunday, October 19, 2008

Remembering Herbert Zipper

Herbert Zipper was a Holocaust survivor who became a renowned music educator. There are several good sites about him on the web.

These include:

In Memoriam: Herbert Zipper - This is an article from the USC Trojan Family Magazine. It is in memory of Herbert Zipper who was a USC School of Performing Arts faculty member. It includes comments on the Oscar-nominated documentary Never Give Up: The 20th Century Odyssey of Herbert Zipper.

Herbert Zipper Biography - This is a biography of the conductor Herbert Zipper, a Holocaust survivor known for organizing a clandestine orchestra while jailed in a concentration camp. It features details on his life in the USA as he advocated for community arts and music education.

Crossroads School: The Herbert Zipper Archive - This site contains the personal papers, letters, books, pictures, music scores, recordings, artworks, and memorabilia of Herbert Zipper. Archive materials include the original manuscript of Dachau Song.