The Inextinguishable Symphony: A True Story of Music and Love in Nazi Germany

In commemoration of Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), Spertus welcomed commentator and author Martin Goldsmith to share a riveting and emotional story of courage under unimaginable circumstances. This story is the basis of Mr. Goldsmith’s book, The Inextinguishable Symphony. It brings to light the Jüdischer Kulturbund, an extraordinary collection of Jewish artists who performed for Jewish audiences in Germany between 1933 and 1941. Mr. Goldsmith’s parents met while performing in the Jüdischer Kulturbund.

Martin Goldsmith is the daily morning voice of Symphony Hall, the classical music station of Sirius XM Satellite Radio. One of America’s foremost classical music commentators, he was the longtime host of National Public Radio’s Peabody Award-winning Performance Today. He is the author of the six popular Composer Portraits which were performed with Leonard Slatkin and the National Symphony Orchestra to enthusiastic crowds at the Kennedy Center from 2003 to 2008.

This program was made possible with support from the Bernard and Rochelle Zell Center for Holocaust Studies at Spertus.

Sunday, April 11, 2010