THE NEW YORK SUN
By ARIEL DAVID
Associated Press

ROME (AP) – A waltz. A tango. A piece of jazz. But they weren’t composed in Vienna, Buenos Aires or New Orleans.

Scribbled on diaries, loose pages or even toilet paper, these are the notes left behind by people who lived and died in the prisons and concentration camps of World War II.

Italian researchers hope thousands of nearly forgotten works will find new life as they assemble a library of music composed or played in those dark places between 1933 and 1945.
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“We are trying to right a great wrong: These musicians were hoping for a musical life for themselves, and they would have had it if their destiny had been different,” said Italian musician Francesco Lotoro.