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Nazis using Beethoven Music to self glorification. Beethovens Musik verwendet für Nazi-Verherrlichung
9th Symphony - Finale - Conductor: Wilhelm Furtwängler - Recorded during Hitler's Birthday Celebration in 1942
At the end of the performance, we can see the conductor shaking the hand of Joseph Goebbels, Reich Minister of Propaganda in Nazi Germany from 1933 to 1945. Goebbels was one of Adolf Hitler's closest associates and most devout followers. When Hitler dead, Goebbels and his wife, Magda, killed their six young children. Shortly after, they both committed suicide.
Besides Beethoven's Ninth Symphony lyrics talk about fraternity, love and uniting all people in universal brotherhood, this concert was dedicated to war and death...