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Researcher's mission to show Nazis' silencing of music during Holocaust
Researcher's mission to show Nazis' silencing of music during Holocaust

Nazi crimes against visual art are easy to grasp. We can see images of paintings they stole. We can read about court battles Holocaust victims and their heirs sometimes have fought to get them back. But how does one show the willful obliteration of music? Carla Shapreau saw how during a visit to Vienna, and now she is telling the world. A violin maker, attorney and lecturer at the UC Berkeley School of Law, Shapreau is on a research mission to bring Nazi persecution of Jewish musicians to light. She looks for valuable musical instruments and collections of sheet music that the Nazis confiscated, and anything else that will add to the world's store of knowledge about how Jewish...

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