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Arturo Toscanini Fights Fascism and Supports Orchestra

  • Aired: 04/14/2013
  • 02:20
  • Rating: NR
The most famous musician of all, Arturo Toscanini, joined Bronislaw Huberman in the effort to save Jewish musicians from the Nazis' persecution. By associating himself with Huberman's project to start a new orchestra in Palestine, the conductor drew publicity to the cause. He volunteered to conduct the first season of the Palestine Symphony Orchestra in 1936-37.
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"It is my duty to fight for the cause of artists persecuted by Nazis," said Toscanini.
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