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New musical tells the story of Comedian Harmonists

The Comedian Harmonists were a proto-boy band in Weimar, Germany. Their harmonies and musical parodies made them famous worldwide, but the rise of the Nazis posed a grave danger to the group, whose members were evenly divided between Jews and Gentiles. Their story has been turned into a musical by Barry Manilow.

NPR’s Jeff Lunden reports.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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