Dachau Song

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The odyssey of Herbert Zipper covers most of the 20th century. Born in Vienna in 1904, his life has spanned three centuries: from the 19th century world of the Habsburg Empire, through the 20th century horrors of Dachau, Buchenwald, and the Manila of World War II, to the emerging 21st century in China. Throughout his remarkable journey Zipper, a composer, conductor, concentration camp survivor, and educator, has maintained a spirit of achievement and optimism that contradicts his experiences. This is a story of the triumph of human will and the human spirit and, as such, is both fascinating and instructive.

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About the author (1992)

The Author: Paul Cummins attended Stanford University (B.A. 1959), Harvard University (MAT 1960), and the University of Southern California (Ph.D., 1967). In 1970, he became the Headmaster of St. Augustine’s Elementary School in Santa Monica and a founder of The Crossroads School. He is currently the Headmaster of Crossroads School. His publications include a booklet on Richard Wilbur, several articles on education, and numerous poems. <I>Dachau Song was translated into Chinese and published in Beijing, China in 1991.

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