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    Shony Alex Braun Violinist-Composer
    Side One 1. Bel Mir Bistu Shein 2. At The Fireplace: A- My Naive Cousins B- Before Nightfall 3. Raisins and Almonds 4. As Beautiful As The Moon: A- Joseph, Joseph B- Let Peace Come 5. A Jewish Mother 6. Jerusalem of Gold
    Performer: Shony A. Braun
    Shony (Sandor) Alex Braun (b. Cristuru-Secuiesc, Romania, 1930-d. Los Angeles, 2002): musician, ghetto and camp survivor. Braun performed popular repertoire in virtuoso "Hungarian Gypsy"-style arrangements, and composed a commemorative work, "Symphony of the Holocaust." Refer to his oral history here:; his memoir here:; his other memoir here:; his "gypsy violin" recordings here, and here, and here: -- includes excerpts from Braun's "Symphony of the Holocaust"; the manuscript score to "Symphony of the Holocaust" here:
    Audiocassette; magnetic

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    Recorded Sound Provenance
    Since 1992, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's music historian has collected historic sound recordings, published materials, interviews, and music related to the Holocaust and World War II.
    Recorded Sound Notes
    Musicologist's file contains: Letter to Gila Flam; two brochures of Shony Alex Braun's performances; description of the music by the artist; photocopy of newspaper article on Shony Braun and Curtis Whiteway; Braun's resume; program from Braun's concert
    Recorded Sound Source
    Bret Werb
    File Number
    Musicology Tape Number: 77
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    2024-02-21 07:29:08
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