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Percy Haid Selected Music and Home Movies

Recorded Sound | Digitized | RG Number: RG-91.0147

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    Percy Haid Selected Music and Home Movies


    "A Haid Family Album"

    CD: "Selected music and arrangements by Percy Haid -- in loving memory" Selections include: 1) Street Scene; 2) Cry of a City; 3) Slaughter on Tenth Avenue; 4) Autumn in New York; 5) Miami Beach Cha Cha; 7) Linda's Cha Cha.

    DVD: "Do You Remember When?" Still photos and home movies of Percy and Sonia Haid ca. 1950-60s set to a soundtrack of Haid's compositions.
    Composer: Percy Haid
    Subject: Sonja Haid Greene
    Percy Haid, b. Riga, Latvia 1913-d. Chicago 1977. Composer and musician active in the Kovno ghetto.
    Haid performed and arranged music for the Ghetto Orchestra, and played piano and accordion at the ghetto's "coffee house," the Cafe Monika. His original song "Mamele" (The Old Mother), written in the wake of a Kinderaktion, became widely known in Kovno and other locales; his symphonic poem, Fantasie in Gelb (Fantasy in Yellow), sketched out in Kovno and reworked in Dachau, was broadcast over German radio soon after liberation. Haid met his future wife Sonja Pessin while in Dachau; they arrived in the US in 1947 and settled in Chicago, where Haid relaunched his musical career. He is perhaps best known as the composer of the hit song "I Remember When," recorded by Eddie Fisher in 1952.
    Sonja Haid Greene (Siauliai, Lithuania) was born to a Jewish family and after the war immigrated to the United States.

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    Administrative Notes

    Recorded Sound Provenance
    Professor Joseph Haid deposited the recordings at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in February 2008.
    Recorded Sound Notes
    See also the Percy Haid and Sonja Haid Papers at USHMM,; Sonja Haid's memoir,, and oral testimony,
    Recorded Sound Source
    Professor Joseph Haid
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