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Erwin Hirsch and Martel Sommer collection

Document | Accession Number: 2006.240

Consists of documents, photographs, and a CD of music related to the pre-war, wartime, and post-war experiences of Erwin Hirsch, originally of Strasbourg, France. Includes pre-war photographs of Mr. Hirsch in Mannheim, Germany, and articles and tributes related to his work as a cantor, both in the Mannheim synagogue from 1937 until Kristallnacht, and at Congregation Habonim in New York City from 1940-1983, as well as an audio CD entitled "Erwin Hirsch: A Voice Not Forgotten," of Hirsch's music. Also includes a scrapbook kept by Martel Sommer of clippings regarding her work as an organist with the J̈udisher Kulturbund Rhein-Main and a flyer for a 1938 Kulturbund performance.

Date
1934-2002
Language
German
English
Extent
8 photographs.
1 CD-ROM ; 4 3/4 in..
Extent
1 folder
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Record last modified: 2017-06-01 11:15:48
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