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Radio Luxembourg - October 23, 1944

Recorded Sound | RG Number: RG-91.0610

TRACK 1
Actual recording of a meeting of the Camp commitee, Democracy at work in miniature. Date Oct 23, 1944. Flüchtlingslager near Aachen. Q&A, mostly 2 voices. Laying the groundwork for true democracy, etc.
(4:00) Improvised Camp chorus with accordion. Date Oct 23, 1944. Accordion intro. Male voice: "We are young people from Aachen evacuated to a camp near Aachen. We will present a short musical program." Selection of sentimental/patriotic folksong followed (at 6:30) by anti-Hitler lyric volunteered by young voice and encouraged by group leader, "You're free now to sing what you will!" Ensemble follows with Nazi-era hit song "Es geht alles vorüber" with added parody text: "Es geht alles vorüber, geht alles vorbei/Auch Adolf Hitler und seine Partei!" (updating a familiar wartime parody, "zuerst Adolf Hitler, dann seine Partei"). Rousing accordion solo yields to another sentimental choral song. End.

TRACK 2
Date Oct 23, 1944

Date
Broadcast:  1944 October 23
Language
German
Credit
Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
 
Record last modified: 2021-08-24 15:38:13
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