History Hitler’s Music Collection
posted by August 8 at 14:24 PMon
…A Russian intelligence officer called Lew Besymenski, who was given the job of cataloguing what was in Hitler’s bunker after his suicide in May 1945, took away several boxes full of the Führer’s favourite discs. Besymenski, it is said, later felt guilty about his larceny and hid the records in an attic, where his daughter, Alexandra Besymenskaja, discovered them by accident in 1991. Now, two months after her father’s death, she has revealed all.
If it’s true—if this is actually Hitler’s collection of tunes—well, guess what he liked listening to? Jewish soloists and Russian composers—“degenerate music according to official Nazi policy.”
More details—and a picture of some of the records, sitting on a beautiful phonograph—here: “Nearly 100 records suggest Hitler also listened to Russian and Jewish musicians declared ‘subhuman’ by the Nazis, according to an article in the current issue of Der Spiegel magazine.”