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Henry Baigelman collection

Collection
Collection Summary
The collection consists of three musical instruments: two violins with fitted cases and a saxophone with a fitted case, as well as instrument accessories, relating to the experiences of Henry Baigelman and his family before and during their incarceration in the Lodz Ghetto in Poland, prior to their deportation to various concentration camps during the Holocaust and to Henry's recovery of the instruments and their use in his band, The Happy Boys, that toured displaced persons camps after the war.
Provenance
The collection was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2010 by Riva Berelson and Simon Baigelman on behalf of the Estate of Henry Baigelman.
Date
1945 May
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Violin, bows, case and accessories recovered from Lodz ghetto and played in DP camps by a Polish Jewish musician

Object | Accession Number: 2010.472.1 a-t

Geography
recovery : Litzmannstadt-Getto (Łódź, Poland); Lodz (Poland)
use : displaced persons camps; Germany
Date
before 1944 August-after 1945 May
after 1945 February
Violin, bows, case and accessories recovered from Lodz ghetto and played in DP camps by a Polish Jewish musician

Violin, bows, case and accessories recovered from Lodz ghetto and played in DP camps by a Polish Jewish musician

Object | Accession Number: 2010.472.2 a-u

Geography
use : displaced persons camps; Germany
recovery : Litzmannstadt-Getto (Łódź, Poland); Lodz (Poland)
Date
before 1944 August-after 1945 May
after 1945 February
Violin, bows, case and accessories recovered from Lodz ghetto and played in DP camps by a Polish Jewish musician

Saxophone, case and accessories used by a Polish Jewish musician in a band that toured DP camps

Object | Accession Number: 2010.472.3 a-ah

Geography
use : displaced persons camps; Germany
Date
after 1945 May
Saxophone, case and accessories used by a Polish Jewish musician in a band that toured DP camps
 
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