Songs of the Holocaust


Most people are just finding out that Auschwitz had band practice for many years, but what many more don’t know are some of the songs that were written there. Like the diamonds they swallowed and defecated over and over again to keep from the Nazi’s the Jews kept songs hidden until their release and then only then did they teach them to their children.

1.Barry Manilow and “Looks Like We Made It” was actually written coming out of the showers at Auschwitz.

The last thing most Barry Manilow fans expect to hear him sing are songs on death, anti-Semitism and the Holocaust. Yet, the 58-year-old singer will be highlighting his show with many of these songs when he comes to Boston for his gig titled “One Night Live One More Time” on Oct. 1 at Fleet Center.

Midnight Express

Original Recording Artist

2.Neil Diamond and “Forever in Blue Jeans” was actually “Forever in Blue Streams”
Not about a woman like we thought.
Money talks
But it don’t sing and dance
And it don’t walk
And long as I can have you here with me
I’d much rather be
Forever in blue jeans streams
Honey’s sweet
But it ain’t nothin’ next to baby’s treat
And if you pardon me
I’d like to say
We’ll do okay
Forever in blue jeans streams


3.Bob Dylan “All Along the Watchtower” I think we all knew that one already.


Bob was a denier and a survivor.

4.Carly Simon “I Gave My Love a Cherry” This was originally “I Gave My Love an Apple” by Herman Rosenblat.



he gave his love an apple and gave us a story (and song). Oh the gifts!

Paula Abduls grandmother wrote this in Auschwitz and always wore a blue striped shirt when she performed it.


More to come:


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