“The Comedian Harmonists were well ahead of their time and a major influence on vocal group music. Douglas Friedman's book—the first in English about this extraordinary singing group—is a very welcome addition to the literature on music history.” Terry Stewart, President, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.
“A superb book that brings to light a story that is of great interest. Douglas Friedman’s book is an important contribution to our historical understanding of the diverse contributions of German Jews to German culture during the 1930s and the impact of Nazi anti-Semitism on German society and culture in general.”
Professor Alexandra Garbarini, Associate Professor of History & Chair, Program in Jewish Studies, Williams College.
“An astonishing collection of facts woven together to tell the amazing and touching story of this famous Weimar-era vocal group.” Theo Niemeyer, official Archivist for the Comedian Harmonists.