Charges of racial discrimination revive memories of the orchestra’s role under seven years of Nazi rule. As the 75th anniversary of Hitler’s Anschluss approaches in March 2013, Austrian historians have reminded newspaper readers that 25 VPO players were full-blown Nazis before 1938 and almost half the band joined the party soon after.

Nazi Past, Female Phobia Afflict Vienna Philharmonic - Bloomberg

This article is fascinating and you should read it.

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