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David Wisnia songs written in Auschwitz (Oswiecim)

Document | Accession Number: 1996.A.0033

Consists of the handwritten lyrics to four songs: "Oswiecim" (in Polish), "Oswiecim" (in Yiddish), "Mendele" (in Polish), and "Schweig, Herzele, Schweig" (in Yiddish), written by David Wisnia while imprisoned in the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. The lyrics were smuggled out of the camp in a metal can by Wisnia's friend, Isaiah Kalfus, during the evacuation of the camp. Also includes sheet music for "Oswiecim" written in 1984, as well as an audiocassette of the songs.

Date
1942-1984  (inclusive)
Language
Polish
Yiddish
Extent
1 folder
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Record last modified: 2018-07-13 13:56:00
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