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 renowned German artists, architects, composers, movie administrators, painters, and writers who rejected exile, settling on in its place to stick in the course of Germany’s darkest interval, Petropoulos exhibits how contributors variously handled the regime’s public competition to trendy paintings. His findings explode the parable that every one sleek artists have been anti-Nazi and all Nazis anti-modernist.
 
Artists less than 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 hope for professional attractiveness used to be learned (Richard Strauss, Gustaf Gründgens, Leni Riefenstahl, Arno Breker, Albert Speer). jointly those ten figures light up the advanced cultural heritage of Nazi Germany, whereas separately they supply haunting images of individuals facing excruciating offerings and grave ethical questions.

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