The Inextinguishable Symphony: A True Story of Music and Love in Nazi Germany by Martin Goldsmith
Set amid the growing tyranny of Germany’s Third Reich, here is the riveting and emotional tale of Günther Goldschmidt and Rosemarie Gumpert, two courageous Jewish musicians who struggled to perform under unimaginable circumstances–and found themselves falling in love in a country bent on destroying them… While preparing to flee the ever-tightening grip of Nazi Germany for Sweden, Günther was invited to fill in for an ailing flutist with the Frankfurt Kulturbund Orchestra. It was there, during rehearsals, that he met the dazzling nineteen-year-old violist Rosemarie Gumpert–a woman who would change the course of his life. Despite their strong attraction, Günther eventually embarked for the safety of Sweden as planned, only to risk his life six months later returning to the woman he could not forget–and to the perilous country where hatred and brutality had begun to flourish. Here is Günther and Rosemarie’s story, a deeply moving tale of love and the remarkable resilience of the human spirit in the face of terror and persecution.