Women's Orchestra at Auschwitz

As a pianist, I was intrigued when I heard about an orchestra in Auschwitz. The topic piqued my curiosity and I decided to pursue the subject. It seemed absurd to me to have an orchestra in a concentration camp. What was the role of the orchestra in a concentration camp? Why would someone implement an orchestra in a place where innocent humans were brutually killed, starved and worked to death, and treated as sub-humans. How did the music affect the musicians and prisoners? Throughout this project, I attempted to explore these questions and discover more about the history and origin of the orchestra.