Ilse Weber: Two Lullabies

Tony Donaldson

Apropos of your item on Jewish lyrics and compositions from the depths of misery in Nazi concentration camps, I convey herewith  two lullabies by the composer Ilse Weber who was sent with her family to Theresienstadt concentration camp in 1942. She worked as a nurse in the camp, wrote poems and songs, and performed her songs accompanying herself on the guitar. Here are two songs – a quiet moving lullaby called Wiegala, and the song Ich wandre durch Theresienstadt (I wandered through Theresienstadt). It is said that she sang the song Wiegala while facing her death. She died in Auschwitz in 1944.

ERROR: “Only the first is lullaby, My mistake” –TONY, 3 April 2021.

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2 responses to “Ilse Weber: Two Lullabies

  1. Tony Donaldson

    Only the first song is a lullaby. My mistake Michael.

  2. Tony Donaldson

    my apologies again… it is second recording above that is a lullaby

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