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Music under the swastika : the maestro and the cellist of Auschwitz DVD
DVD | C Major Entertainment, [United States] : [2023]

  • 1 of 1 Copy Available at Libraries in Niagara Cooperative
  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.
Place Hold
Branch Call Number Location Holdable? Status
Fonthill DVD 787.4092 Mus DVD - New Copy hold / Volume hold Available

Why was classical music so important to Hitler and Goebbels? The film centers around two people who represent musical culture during the Third Reich albeit in very different ways. Wilhelm Furtwängler was a star conductor; Anita Lasker-Wallfisch, the cellist of the infamous Women's Orchestra of Auschwitz. Both shared a love for classical German music. The world-famous conductor made a pact with Hitler and his henchmen. The young woman brought to Auschwitz for being Jewish was spared death for her musical talent. German music was used to justify the powerful position the Third Reich claimed in the world, and to distract listeners from Nazi crimes. The music documentary by Christian Berger features interviews with musicians like Daniel Barenboim and Christian Thielemann; the children of Wilhelm Furtwängler; and of course 97-year-old survivor Anita Lasker-Wallfisch. Her memories are chilling. Archive film footage, restored and colorized, brings the story to life and bears witness to an agonizing chapter in history.

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (86 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [United States] : C Major Entertainment, [2023]
  • General Note:
    Title from web page.
    Wide screen (16:9).
  • Participant or Performer Note:
    Albrecht Dumling, Anita Lasker-Wallfisch, Christian Berger.
  • Target Audience Note:
    CHV Rating: not rated.

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