Audiences who see our dramatic feature film,public programs, and attend our education workshops will learn about the issues and dilemmas artists face living under oppression. Some believe that it’s right to stay and fight the good battle, while others believe it’s right to escape. We will consider if the Kulturbund deliberately selected performances and symbolic statements: their first production in 1933, Nathan the Wise, a story about tolerance and peace between Muslims, Jews, and Christians; Beethoven’s Fidelio about heroism, courage, and freedom; their last performance in 1941, Nielsen’s Symphony Op. 29 no 4 known as The Inextinguishable.  And we will explore the stories and art of contemporary artists from more than 34 countries around the world who connect to the issues that the Kulturbund faced in Nazi Germany.