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The Inextinguishable Symphony by Martin Goldsmith
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Jun 18, 12

bookshelves: historical, biography, tfpl-book-club
Read in June, 2012

A different take on the Jewish experience prior to WWII from a man whose parents belonged to the Kulturbund, a cultural refuge of sorts. Goldman intersperses a history of his family (and what he can piece together of the missing parts) with the history of the Kulturbund, resulting in a slower-paced, but still fascinating look at an aspect of Nazi Germany that I hadn't encountered before. The view into the machinations and propaganda that actually supported the artists (including musicians, dancers, actors, and singers), as well as a description of what happened with the St. Louis (the ship of Jewish refugees that was refused landing by Cuba and the U.S.), was worth the time spent.
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