Silences and Secrets: The Australian Experience of the Weintraubs Syncopators

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The Weintraubs Syncopators, international musical celebrities of the 1930s, embarked on a four-year journey across Europe, Russia, and the Far East, in exile from the anti-Semitic ideologies of the German Third Reich. This band of mainly Jewish musicians arrived in Sydney, Australia, in 1937. The decision of some of them to stay brought them into conflict with the aggressively protectionist Musicians' Union of Australia. They gained employment at a high-end Sydney nightclub, but, when war came, they were forced to come to ...

Silences and Secrets: The Australian Experience of the Weintraubs Syncopators 2013, Monash University Publishing, Clayton, Victoria

ISBN-13: 9781921867804

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