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Discussion with Author, Martin Goldsmith: The Inextinguishable Symphony: A True Story of Music and Love in Nazi Germany.
December 15, 2022 @ 2:00 pm MST
The Inextinguishable Symphony: A True Story of Music and Love in Nazi Germany
Discussion with Author, Martin Goldsmith
December 15, 2022 at 2PM (MST)
Discussion via ZOOM
Set amid the growing tyranny of Germany’s Third Reich, here is the riveting and emotional tale of Günther Goldschmidt and Rosemarie Gumpert, two courageous Jewish musicians who struggled to perform under unimaginable circumstances―and found themselves falling in love in a country bent on destroying them.
Beautifully and simply told by their son, National Public Radio commentator Martin Goldsmith, The Inextinguishable Symphony takes us from the cafés of Frankfurt, where Rosemarie and Günther fell in love, to the concert halls that offered solace and hope for the beleaguered Jews, to the United States, where the two made a new life for themselves that would nevertheless remain shadowed by the fate of their families. Here is Günther and Rosemarie’s story, a deeply moving tale of love and the remarkable resilience of the human spirit in the face of terror and persecution.
Along with the fate of Günther and Rosemarie’s families, this rare memoir also illuminates the Kulturbund and the lives of other fascinating figures associated with it, including Kubu director Kurt Singer―a man so committed to the organization that he objected to his artists’ plans for flight, fearing that his productions would suffer. The Kubu, which included some of the most prominent artists of the day and young performers who would gain international fame after the war, became the sole source of culture and entertainment for Germany’s Jews. A poignant testament to the enduring vitality of music and love even in the harshest times, The Inextinguishable Symphony gives us a compelling look at an important piece of Holocaust history that has heretofore gone largely untold.