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Ticket for a performance of the Jewish Ex-Concentration Camp Orchestra acquired by an American soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2004.520.1

Entrance ticket received by 18 year old Arnold Gladstein, a Jewish American soldier, for a concert by the Jewish Ex-Concentration Camp Orchestra in Furstenfeldbruck, Germany, on July 21, 1946. He was given the ticket at a Shabbat service held at the base. This orchestra had been formed at the St. Ottilien displaced persons camp near Schwabenhausen, Germany, in 1945 and relocated to Fuerstenfeldbruck in 1946. Also known as the Shearith HaPleitah Orchestra, or the survivor’s orchestra, it was founded by former members of the Kovno ghetto orchestra, and expanded as other musician/refugees, such as Fania and Henia Durmashkin. arrived in the camp. From 1945-1948, the orchestra performed throughout the US and British zones of occupation, hosted by UNRRA (United Nations Refugee Relief Organization) and others.

Date
1946 July 21  (use)
Geography
use : Furstenfeldbruck (Germany)
Language
German
Classification
Exchange Media
Category
Tickets
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Arnold Gladstein
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:25:50
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