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Igo Krischer papers

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    Igo Krischer papers

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    The collection contains correspondence, certificates, booklets, flyers, and photographs, related to the musical career of Igo Krischer (1906-1993), a Polish jazz drummer, singer, and composer, and to his activities during World War II, which he spent in exile in Iran and Palestine. Included is correspondence from his family who remained in occupied Poland; photographs of family, friends, and bandmates, from approximately the 1930s and 1940s, as well as later images of Krischer; identification documents used by Krischer, ranging from his birth certificate to his union membership card; and printed fliers and booklets containing lyrics and music for songs composed or performed by Krischer and his band, "The Jolly Boys."
    inclusive:  1917-circa 1984
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Michael E. Seitler
    Collection Creator
    Igo Krischer
    Igo Krischer (born Baruch Krischer, 1906-1993) was born in Tarnów, Poland to Moishe Fishman and Idel Krischer. He had at least four sisters, Regina, Lola, Rucha, and Stella; and at least one brother, Bernard. Igo was a jazz drummer, singer, and composer, and prior to the war, he played in a band called “The Jolly Boys.” During World War II, he lived in exile in Tehran, Iran and Palestine. After the war, he joined the Israel Defense Forces, and published and recorded original songs in Hebrew. He would later move to New York to continue playing music, and split his time between the United States and Israel.

    Physical Details

    Polish Hebrew English
    12 folders
    System of Arrangement
    The Igo Krischer papers are arranged as one series.

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    There are no known restrictions on access to this material.
    Conditions on Use
    The donor, source institution, or a third party has asserted copyright over some or all of the material(s) in this collection. 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.

    Keywords & Subjects

    Geographic Name
    Tarnów (Poland)

    Administrative Notes

    Gift of Michael E. Seitler, 2016.
    Record last modified:
    2023-10-12 15:21:35
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