The "So German" Music of Johann Strauss
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The "So German" Music of Johann Strauss

Johann Stauss II, who wrote the operetta Die Fledermaus and The Blue Danube Waltz, was (quoting Wikipedia)

“born in St Ulrich near Vienna (now a part of Neubau), Austria, on October 25, 1825, to the composer Johann Strauss I.

“His paternal great-grandfather was a Hungarian Jew ““ a fact which the Nazis, who lionised Strauss’s music as ‘so German’, later tried to conceal.”

In fact, after Strauss died, a group of Nazis found his grave, dug it up, and threw his bones to the winds.

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