After Richard Strauss refused the offer to become Chief Conductor of the Philharmonie des Generalgovernements, he and Clemens Krauss suggested Swarowsky...
for the post as the Generalgovernement was legally not part of the 3rd.
This and Dr Francks attitude of taking liberties made an employment of
Swarowsky possible. Later that year Julia Laszkys grandparents are
deported to concentration camp near Cracow - Swarowsky knows about that
and supports them as long as possible. This and also Dr Kranz's Polish
family roots contribute strongly to Swarowskys decision to take on the
position with the orchestra: