The Red Army was fast approaching from the East. Allied air bombings were razing the city. Leaving one's house was perilous, let alone attending an evening concert where it had to be especially arranged for the power not to be cut and the lights to stay on.
At the end, as the concert goers left, the Hitler Youth distributed cyanide capsules. How many, if any, took the pills is unclear, but there would be mass suicides elsewhere, including in the Führerbunker two weeks later, so it was hardly a novel notion.
Regardless of whether we consider Strauss Jewish or not, Hitler likely would have.
Goebbel's propaganda at work...
Also, the Swastik is an Aryan symbol that you can find in ancient rome, India, Iran, Nordic states etc.
When we use the word "dictator" for nazis and non-nazis we might do just that...
Only nazism has hatred and annihilation of entire social groups in the epicentre of its ideology. That should be pointed out, I think...
Can't recall who came up with that one, but they were probably Austrian.
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