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January 30, 2017

Why was this tune played all day in Germany on January 31, 1943?

Filed under: Germany, Music, Uncategorized, World War II — furtherglory @ 4:01 pm

This blog post was posted at 4:01 pm, January 30th where I am, but I choose the time because it is now 4:01 am January 31st in Germany.

Please take 9 minutes to listen to this very sad, but also very beautiful song.  Think about what happened on this sad day.


  1. Defeat at Stalingrad.

    Comment by Jett Rucker — January 30, 2017 @ 7:10 pm

  2. Finding more good things to read….


    Comment by Jim Rizoli — January 30, 2017 @ 6:21 pm

  3. I blogged about Paulus before, you can read about him here:

    Comment by furtherglory — January 30, 2017 @ 5:24 pm

  4. For info, Bruckner’s beautiful adagio was played twice in Germany during WW2: on January 31, 1943, after Paulus surrendered, and on May 1, 1945, as prelude to the announcement of Hitler’s death by Karl Dönitz.

    Comment by hermie — January 30, 2017 @ 5:01 pm

  5. Paulus surrendered at Stalingrad. Those poor soldiers…and it was all Hitler’s fault.

    Comment by brycesdaddy1105 — January 30, 2017 @ 4:08 pm

    • You wrote: “… it was all Hitler’s fault.” How so?

      Comment by furtherglory — January 30, 2017 @ 5:15 pm

      • FG wrote: ” How so?”

        Old tradition of Allied swindlers: every bad thing (real or imaginary) occurring during a war is always the fault of the defeated, and every good thing (real or imaginary) is always a clear proof of the rightness & justice of the Allied cause (whatever it is at that time, in that specific war).

        I mentioned imaginary things because the Allies have always made a very intensive & systematic use of vilifying atrocity propaganda and of self-revering myths during wars. (Except during WW2, when no atrocity propaganda – only truthful information, anti-revisionist laws and falsely naive academia allege – was spread by the Allies.) It is due to their Messiah complex of dedicated & benevolent saviors of the world. No superheroes without supervillains. What would Superman be without Lex Luthor after all? Just a gay man in pantyhose wandering aimlessly in Metropolis at night…

        Comment by hermie — January 30, 2017 @ 6:07 pm

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