For the first time, the documentary tells the story of music in the “Third Reich” from an overall perspective. The focus is on the fates of Anita Lasker and Wilhelm Furtwängler. Anita Lasker survives as a cellist in Auschwitz, while Wilhelm Furtwängler tries in vain to preserve his integrity and finally surrenders in a pact with the devil. The footage is digitally restored and carefully colorized for the first time to make history tangible and bear witness to a dramatic time.
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