Estrongo Nachama was one of the most famous Jewish cantors of the 20th century. In tracing his journey from Thessaloniki in 1918 to Berlin at the dawn of the 21st century, the author has compiled an accessible account of this outstanding artist who survived the death camps thanks to his rare talent.

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    “I was known as the singer of Auschwitz. Not only amongst the other prisoners. […] I sang for the Kapos, I sang for the doctors of the camp, for the SS men. That’s why they threw me a piece of bread. That’s what kept me to life. That’s how I survived in Auschwitz. Just thanks to that.” Estrongo Nachama

    Born in Thessaloniki in 1918, Estrongo Nachama was deported to Auschwitz in March 1943. A few months before the end of World War II, he will be taken to Sachsenhausen concentration camp, near Berlin. In 1945, he is liberated by the Red Army men and manages to reach the destroyed German capital, with the hope of returning to Greece. A random meeting with one of his Auschwitz co-prisoners will be the cause for him to begin a new chapter in his life.

    Estrongo Nachama was one of the most important Jewish chanters of the 20th century and one of the leading personalities of the postwar jewish society of West Berlin. His characteristic and rare voice was heard far past the walls of the Synagogue, in concerts all over Germany, the United States and South America. Even so, in his country, his name and his story are unknown. Following the trace of this unique human adventure, from Thessaloniki in 1918 to Berlin in the dawn of the 21st century, delving into archives, talking to his family and friends, and requesting the aid of historical sources, the writer, using the tools of a journalist’s research, composes a monograph about Estrongo Nachama. And together with the story of a survivor, she rescues a small part of our silenced collective History.

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    Weight 430 g
    Dimensions 14.8 × 21 cm
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    Pages 240
    Images 5
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The singer of Auschwitz
Estrongo Nachama

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Estrongo Nachama was one of the most famous Jewish cantors of the 20th century. In tracing his journey from Thessaloniki in 1918 to Berlin at the dawn of the 21st century, the author has compiled an accessible account of this outstanding artist who survived the death camps thanks to his rare talent.

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