Community Program – The Inextinguishable Symphony: A True Story of Music & Love in Nazi Germany

Featuring Author Martin Goldsmith and moderated by Jody Hirsh

Join Martin Goldsmith, author of  “The Inextinguishable Symphony: A True Story of Music and Love in Nazi Germany,” as he discusses his parents’ experiences during the Holocaust, moderated by Jody Hirsh former Director of Judaic Education at the Harry and Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center in Milwaukee. Hailed by The Washington Post as “a literary journey reminiscent of Art Spiegelman’s in Maus,” The Inextinguishable Symphony tells the riveting story of the Jewish Kulturbund, an all-Jewish performing arts ensemble maintained by the Nazis between 1933 and 1941, an ensemble that included Mr. Goldsmith’s parents. He is also the author of six hour-long biographies of Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Dvorak, Tchaikovsky, and Copland. Performed by the National Symphony Orchestra and conductor Leonard Slatkin, these Composer Portraits attracted enthusiastic crowds to the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington DC from 2003 to 2008, furthering Mr. Goldsmith’s reputation as one of America’s foremost advocates for classical music. He established that reputation through his work as a broadcaster. Martin Goldsmith is the director of classical music programming and the daily morning voice of Symphony Hall at Sirius XM Satellite Radio in Washington. He was the host of Performance Today, National Public Radio’s daily classical music program for ten years through 1999. In 1998, Performance Today won the George Foster Peabody Award for excellence in broadcasting, and in the same year Mr. Goldsmith was awarded a Cultural Leadership Citation from Yale University.”

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Congregation Emanu El B’ne Jeshurun

Harry and Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center

Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center (HERC)


Sun. October 31, 2021


 2:00 pm


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