This Day in Jewish History 1911: Gustav Mahler Dies, Very Young and Scorned

The musical prodigy converted to Catholicism and married a Jew-hater, neither of which were any help in overcoming anti-Semitism.

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On May 18, 1911, composer Gustav Mahler died, at the age of 50. Opinion was mixed about Mahler while he lived, and in the decades after his death, he could be said to have been deliberately “disappeared.” Only...