Director: Christian Berger | Germany | 2022 | Documentary | English / German | English Subtitles | 84 min
VENUE Golden Scene Cinema
Screening: Sunday, 19 November, 1:00pm
Double Feature playing with Girl No. 60427
Why was classical music so important to Hitler and Goebbels? The stories of Jewish cellist Anita Lasker-Wallfisch, member of the infamous Women’s Orchestra of Auschwitz, and of star conductor Wilhelm Furtwängler, who worked with the Nazis, provide insight. Both shared a love for classical German music. Why did gifted artists like Furtwängler make a pact with evil? Why was classical music played in extermination camps? And how did this change the way victims saw music?