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Oral history interview with Uri Bas and Kobi Luria

Oral History | Accession Number: 2012.503.29 | RG Number: RG-50.934.0028

Uri Bas discusses his musical family; the beginning of the war; being sent to the Terezin ghetto on one of the first transports when he was 13 years old; playing the violin and even continuing music lessons in the ghetto, especially harmony; hearing the music in Terezin played in different venues; a song that stayed with him over the years which is a ballad about a pirate [he sings some of it in Czech and reads his translation in Hebrew]; the music in evenings in the ghetto beginning at the end of 1942 to 1943 and which was dedicated to performances and musical entertainment, including cabaret evenings; and being sent to Auschwitz in the fall of 1944, when he was 16 years old.


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Interviewee
Uri Bas
Kobi Luria
Interviewer
Professor David Bloch
Date
interview:  2000 January 23
Geography
creation: Kefar Sava (Israel)
Language
Hebrew
Genre/Form
Music.
Extent
1 sound cassette.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Emilie Berendsen Bloch, Benjamin Bloch, and Ariel Bloch