Jews, punk and the Holocaust: from the Velvet Underground to the Ramones – the Jewish-American story

  title={Jews, punk and the Holocaust: from the Velvet Underground to the Ramones – the Jewish-American story},
  author={Jon Stratton},
  journal={Popular Music},
  pages={79 - 105}
  • J. Stratton
  • Published 1 January 2005
  • Political Science
  • Popular Music
Punk is usually thought of as a radical reaction to local circumstances. This article argues that, while this may be the case, punk's celebration of nihilism should also be understood as an expression of the acknowledgement of the cultural trauma that was, in the late 1970s, becoming known as the Holocaust. This article identifies the disproportionate number of Jews who helped in the development of the American punk phenomenon through the late 1960s and 1970s. However, the effects of the impact… 
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