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But I Was A Girl: The Story of Freida Belinfante

  • Release Date: Jan 01, 1900
  • Runtime: 1 hr. 9 min.
  • Genres: Biography, Gender Issues, History, Music


Since her early childhood in the Netherlands, Freida Belinfante loved music and dreamed of being the conductor of an orchestra. However, while she displayed tremendous musical talent early on, the notion of a woman directing an orchestra in the early 1930s was unheard of, and she had a difficult time breaking the class ceiling of the classical musical establishment. Belinfante was also half-Jewish, and the onset of WWII put her life in peril. She became an active member of the anti-Nazi resistance after...more