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By Jonathan Petropoulos

“What are we to make of these cultural figures, many with major overseas reputations, who attempted to discover lodging with the Nazi regime?” Jonathan Petropoulos asks during this exploration of a few of the main acute ethical questions of the 3rd Reich. In his nuanced research of famous German artists, architects, composers, movie administrators, painters, and writers who rejected exile, settling on as a substitute to stick in the course of Germany’s darkest interval, Petropoulos indicates how members variously handled the regime’s public competition to trendy artwork. His findings explode the parable that each one smooth artists have been anti-Nazi and all Nazis anti-modernist.
Artists below Hitler heavily examines situations of artists who failed of their makes an attempt to discover lodging with the Nazi regime (Walter Gropius, Paul Hindemith, Gottfried Benn, Ernst Barlach, Emil Nolde) in addition to others whose wish for respectable attractiveness was once discovered (Richard Strauss, Gustaf Gründgens, Leni Riefenstahl, Arno Breker, Albert Speer). jointly those ten figures remove darkness from the complicated cultural background of Nazi Germany, whereas separately they supply haunting photographs of individuals facing excruciating offerings and grave ethical questions.

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