Author Douglas Friedman will discuss his book The Comedian Harmonists: The Last Great Jewish Performers in Nazi Germany.
This book tells the remarkable true story of the Comedian Harmonists, an early 1930s German singing group that was forced by the Nazis to disband because three of its six members were Jewish. The banning of the group, which enjoyed a level of success in Europe similar to the Beatles in the 1960s, was part of the Nazis' attempt to erase all traces of Jewish life and culture from German society — an early aspect of the Holocaust.
All profits from the sale of this book are being donated to the Holocaust, Genocide & Human Rights Education Center at Brookdale Community College (HGHREC).
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