“The German Kulturbund” presented by Steven Ovitsky
May 19, 2019 @ 2:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Jewish Community Center of Greater Albuquerque
5520 Wyoming Blvd. NE
Suggested Donation: $10.00
Light Refreshments will be served
- ORGANIZER CONTACT INFO
- Claudia Bloom
- TEXT ABOUT EVENT
There were many popular German musicians in Germany from 1919-1933. After the Nazis rose to power, these musicians were banned from public performances. Some of these musicians and other artists formed the Kulturbund Deutsche Juden (The Cultural Association of German Jews) to provide performances for the Jewish populations of Berlin and other cities. Steven Ovitsky will explore this unique experiment with rare recordings and film made especially by the Kulturbund.
Steven Ovitsky is the Executive Director of the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival and he is widely appreciated as a scholar of Jewish musical history.
This event was originally presented and sponsored by the Jewish University of Santa Fe Scholar series in December 2018.