Tadek Korn collection
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- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Tonnie L. Katz
Contents of scrapbook (photographs, documents, correspondence) relating to Tadek Korn. Collection also includes a photograph of Tadek in 1945 wearing the clothing he had on upon arrival at the Zeilsheim DP camp; a scrapbook of photos documenting the family's life in Zeilsheim, years in Canada and study at Columbia; clippings from "Unterwegs" newspaper from Zeilsheim; articles about Tadek's musical abilities; and a 2 page typed letter written June 8, 1948 in Zeilsheim by Perec (Percy) Brand, who was Tadek Korn's first violin teacher, in which he appeals for help emigrating to Canada and asks that his account be published in the Canadian Press. Tadek Korn was born in 1941 in a "family labor camp" in Siberia to Hersh (Harry) and Sara (Sonja) Korn. Later, the Russians sent the family to a camp in Uzbekistan until the war ended. At Zeilsheim, Tadek was first taught to play the violin by Perec (Percy) Brand. The family immigrated to Canada in 1948, settling in Montreal. By then, Tad was recognized as a child prodigy violinist. He went on to study with Ethel Stark and later played with the Montreal Symphony.
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