In the book Night, pages 47-75, why can't the musicians play Beethoven?

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This is a interesting question, which gets to something much deeper and more profound. There are two places in the memoir where Elie Wiesel explicitly mentions Beethoven. In the first instance, he say that Jews were not allowed to play Beethoven, because Jews were not permitted to play German composers. This is to show, in part, how racist the Germans were. The German hatred was completely irrational and...

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