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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

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    Brief Narrative
    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.
    use:  1946 July 21
    use: Furstenfeldbruck (Germany)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Arnold Gladstein
    front, upper center, black ink : Eintrittskarte [Entrance ticket]
    front, near center, stamped, purple ink : 21. Juli 1946
    front, lower left, black ink : I. / Platz [Seat]
    front, lower center and right, stamped, black ink : № 199
    reverse, upper center, stamped, black ink : 99
    Subject: Arnold S. Gladstein
    Arnold S. Gladstein was born on September 20, 1927, in Connecticut to Jewish parents, Frank and Zelda Gladstein. He had an older sister, Stelle, and a younger brother, Ansel. His father was a Russian immigrant who worked as a salesman, and later as a research assistant for the Works Progress Administration (WPA). Arnold enlisted in the United States Army on September 28, 1945, and was assigned to the Air Corps. He was deployed to the European Theater and was stationed in July 1946 in Furstenfeldbruck, Germany. Arnold married Alyce, and the couple settled in Hyannis, Massachusetts.

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    Physical Description
    Small, uneven rectangular, offwhite paper ticket. The front has German text preprinted in black ink in bold font on the upper center and lower left. Near the center is a date stamped in purple ink. On the lower right is a stamped number. The left side is folded over along a vertical dashed line. The folded section has a torn edge and a stamped number near the upper edge. The reverse is blank.
    overall: Height: 1.500 inches (3.81 cm) | Width: 2.875 inches (7.303 cm)
    overall : paper, ink

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    Administrative Notes

    The ticket was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2004 by Arnold Gladstein.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this artifact has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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    2023-05-24 15:23:18
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