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The Violets Music Videos

Best of Friends Play Video

Best of Friends

Watch the official Best of Friends video by Palma Violets in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

We Found Love Play Video

We Found Love

Watch the official We Found Love video by Palma Violets in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

Step Up for the Cool Cats Play Video

Step Up for the Cool Cats

Watch the official Step Up for the Cool Cats video by Palma Violets in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

Best of Friends Play Video

Best of Friends

Watch the official Best of Friends video by Palma Violets in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

Mirror, Mirror Play Video

Mirror, Mirror

The Violets official music video for the track Mirror, Mirror

View more The Violets videos from Muzu or Youtube

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The Violets Biography

March Violets is a historical detective novel and the first written by Philip Kerr featuring detective Bernhard "Bernie" Gunther. Gunther investigates the murder of the daughter of a wealthy industrialist in Berlin as the 1936 Summer Olympics play out in the city. The major themes of the novel include the every-day violence and anti-Semitism of the regime and the inability or unwillingness of ordinary Germans to act in the face of the coming war. ("March violets" were late-comers to the Nazi Party after the passage of Hitler's Enabling Act (rendering him dictator) on March 23, 1933. In May, the Nazi Party froze membership.)

March Violets is the first of the trilogy by Kerr called Berlin Noir. The second, The Pale Criminal, appeared in 1990 and the third, A German Requiem in 1991.

A minor anachronism is present in Chapter 7, where Kerr refers to a street on the edge the Dahlem section of Berlin as "Clayallee". This street, originally Kronprinzenallee, was renamed in 1949 in honor of the American General Lucius D. Clay, Military Governor of the U.S. Occupation Zone and organizer of the Berlin Airlift in relief of the Soviet blockade of West Berlin.

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