German Jews criticize concert of pro nazi composer

This satirical video is called The Fate of Fascist Neo-Nazis in the 21st Century.

And this video from Euronews TV says about itself: ‘In Germany and in the rest of Europe, neo-Nazi organisations are becoming bolder…and more violent.’

From German news agency DPA:

Jewish council criticizes concert with Pfitzner music

Published: Wednesday October 3, 2007

Berlin- Germany’s national Jewish body has criticised the choice of music by a nationalistic, Nazi-era composer, Hans Pfitzner, for a German Unity Day concert on Wednesday in Berlin.

The performance, by the German Symphony Orchestra under conductor Ingo Metzmacher in the Berlin Philharmonic Hall, was a “nasty and dangerous provocation and attempt to make an irredeemable anti-Semite respectable,” council deputy chairman Dieter Graumann said.

The orchestra was set to perform the German Soul cycle of lieder by Pfitzner (1869-1949) whose music is rarely played nowadays.

The Council of German Jews leader said Metzmacher was “scandalously rehabilitating a sympathizer with Naziism and self-described anti-Semite.”

Berliner Philharmoniker and nazism: here. And here.

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