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Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival

Music under the Swastika

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Goethe-Institut Hongkong is proud to support the Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival, one of the most significant film festivals in Hong Kong taking place from November 11 to 19 this year. With tickets selling like hot cakes, please make sure you secure the tickets to the German documentary MUSIC UNDER THE SWASTIKA screening on November 19, 2023 (Sun), 1:00 PM at the Golden Scene Cinema!

Director: Christian Berger
Germany / 2022 / 84' / Documentary
In English and German with English subtitles 

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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?