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In Night by Elie Wiesel, why can't the musicians play Beethoven? 

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In Night, Elie Wiesel tells the story of his time in a concentration camp. It is a short book replete with horrible inhumanities which are perpetrated on the Jews. They were starved, worked, dehumanized, beaten and, of course, burned and killed. 

One of the other awful things the Germans did was prohibit the Jews from playing Beethoven's music--or any music written by a German composer. The reason for this is that the Germans viewed the Jews as inferior beings, dogs...

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