David Fligg. Don’t Forget About Me: The Short Life of Gideon Klein, Composer and Pianist

Book Review by Josh Healey

University of Melbourne

Context 49 (2023): 67–70

Published online: 14 Mar. 2024


Gideon Klein (1919–1945) was a Jewish composer and pianist who was interned, and later murdered, by the Nazis during World War II. Klein is often overshadowed by his Theresienstadt peers. Fligg sets out to ‘present the first comprehensive evaluation of Gideon’s childhood in Prague, Přerov, and his engagement with the artistic milieu of Prague’ before ‘[unravelling] the complex circumstances surrounding his murder’.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.46580/cx11760