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Mariss Jansons wins quarter-million Euro prize

It’s the Ernst von Siemens award, a lifetime achievement gong for eminent musicians, endowed by a man with a dubious wartime record.

Mariss Jansons receives it in his 70th birthday week. Couldn’t happen to a nicer man.

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  1. If a prize “endowed by a man with a dubious wartime record” has been awarded to a superb conductor who happens to have been born in hiding because his Jewish mother had escaped the Riga ghetto, then congratulations to the prize committee on their decision!

  2. José Bergher says:

    How lovely…
    Those Siemens criminals, along with the criminals I. G. Farben, Krupp, A.E.G., and Rheinmetall, profited plenty from the use of Jewish slave labor during World War 2.
    Read “Less than Slaves,” by Benjamin B. Ferencz (Harvard University Press, 1979).

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