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Erwin Hirsch and Martel Sommer collection

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    Description
    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 J╠łudisher Kulturbund Rhein-Main and a flyer for a 1938 Kulturbund performance.
    Date
    1934-2002

    Physical Details

    Language
    German English
    Extent
    1 CD-ROM ; 4 3/4 in..
    Extent
    1 folder

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    Conditions on Access
    There are no known restrictions on access to this material.
    Conditions on Use
    Material(s) in this collection may be protected by copyright and/or related rights. You do not require further permission from the Museum to use this material. The user is solely responsible for making a determination as to if and how the material may be used.

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    Martha Hirsch (Martel Sommer) donated this collection to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum on August 8, 2006.
    Record last modified:
    2023-02-24 14:17:22
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