Third Reich Christmas songs

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Third Reich Christmas songs

Post by Axmann » 28 Nov 2007 01:38

Does anyone know of popular Christmas songs from the era of the Third Reich? Perhaps where some can be found online? I have searched for these and have found nothing. If one knows of any titles or can share some recordings, I would be grateful.

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Post by FreiDurchDieTat » 28 Nov 2007 01:50

you might have some luck with this CD...it has radio recordings from christmas 1940

http://www.uracant-cd.de/html/heimat_deine___.html (Vol. 7)

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Post by behemoth » 01 Dec 2007 04:50

Baumann's "Hohe Nacht der klaren Sterne" would be classified as Third Reich Christmas material.

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Post by Vikki » 02 Dec 2007 21:23

Below are some scans from a booklet of songs for the holiday published by the SS-Hauptamt, including the table of contents. I can scan the words and music for any others of these songs you'd like to see.

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Post by behemoth » 03 Dec 2007 16:22

Hello Vikki,

I enjoyed your post. This is a nice example of the secular Yuletide as celebrated by the SS. Note Baumann's "Hohe Nacht....." at the front of the pack and it's decidedly non-religious lyrics.

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Post by Vikki » 22 Dec 2007 06:40

behemoth,

Glad you enjoyed the scans!

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Post by Axmann » 23 Dec 2007 19:11

Thank you for the help here, I was able to find what I need.
Merry Christmas

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Post by Teetasche » 09 Sep 2008 06:41

Hello everyone,

Does anyone know the whereabouts of German radio broadcasts, perticularly some Kriegsweihnacht stuff ?
I am trying to put together a period Weihnacht foro ur December re-enactment but i am having difficulty finding materials.

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Post by Ivan Ž. » 27 Nov 2011 00:53

Hello, Kurt

I've merged your post with the older topic. Please see the first suggested CD above.

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Post by Henning Von Treskow » 03 Dec 2012 23:49

Are There any mp3s' of any war period Christmas Songs that were sung by germans
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Post by Annelie » 04 Dec 2012 02:16

The Germans pretty well sung the same Christmas songs as did everyone everywhere.

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Post by Ivan Ž. » 04 Dec 2012 09:38

There are war period recordings, but I'm not sure if they can be found online in mp3 format. As before the war, they were most often recorded by children and they were the usual traditional Christmas songs + Baumann's "Hohe Nacht der klaren Sterne". You can hear some period radio recordings in newsreels (similar repertoire was provided by record companies as well).

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Post by history1 » 04 Dec 2012 11:37

Ivan I assume Baumann´s song has so much common with christmas than football with soccer.

Though some Nazi may have sung it under his/her christmas tree it seems that it depends where one lived which carols they used.
My grandma for instance doesn´t know this song though she remembers exactly various events of that time (dates [!]of KIA friends, names of them, relatives of them nowadays, etcc).
It´s also remarkable that Baumann´s song covers typical Nazi ideologism instead of christmas and christianity.
Some source:
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hohe_Nacht ... ren_Sterne
http://www.liederlexikon.de/lieder/hohe ... en_sterne/

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Post by Ivan Ž. » 04 Dec 2012 17:33

The question was about recordings, not what an average family sang privately. A big difference. And my reply was that the regime (through radio and record companies) served to public the traditional Christmas songs, with a minor contemporary addition (Baumann's song). However, song was indeed quite popular and even remained to be occasionally recorded and sang in the post-WWII Germany as well.

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Post by Henning Von Treskow » 04 Dec 2012 20:37

To Be exact I'm Looking for an mp3 of "Es Ist ein Ros entsprungen" ( Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming) that was made at some point during the 12 years of the Third Reich. Thanks
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