We Remember The Jewish Musicians!

The Book | Conference | Table of Contents | Szmuel Fater | Issachar Fater | Marisia Eisenstadt | Biographies 1 | Biograpies 2

Issachar Fater:

"Jewish Music in Poland between the World Wars"
Hakkibutz Hameuchad

http://kibutz-poalim.co.il/

Tel Aviv, 1992 (Hebrew)
ISBN 965-02-0060-6


Cover: Yosel Berger

The book was written originally and published in Yiddish:

Fater, Issachar. Yidishe Muzik in Poiln: Tzvishn Beide Velt-Milkhamos/Jewish Music in Poland Between the Two World Wars. Tel Aviv, Welt-Federatzie fun Poilishe Yidn, 1970


Marc Chagall: Les Maries de la Tour Eiffel ca. 1938

Lexicon of Jewish Musicians in Poland
A Partial List

Pages 237-346

Translated, Extracted and Compiled by Ada Holtzman, September 2003

I've added some musicians which appear only in the Polish version with the code +pol

The book details in Polish: Issakhar Fater: "Muzyka Zydowska w Polsce w Okresie Miedzywojennym"
Oficyna Wydawnicza
Warszawa 1997
ISBN 83-86678-51-8
Book is available at the JHI in Warszawa: (among others):
The Jewish Historical Institute in Poland
ul. Tlomackie 3/5
Tel: 22/8279221
Fax: 22/8278372

The original text contains short biographies of each musician. I shall send a copy if someone is interested in a certain musician's biography. Ada Holtzman email: ada001 "at" netvision.net.il (replace "at" by @ to avoid spam)

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No.

SURNAME

Name

The Musician

YEARS

TOWN

Page

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AGEMAN

Lea

A teacher

?-1942 Holocaust

Warszawa

239

2

AGEMAN

Mojzesz

A conductor

?-1942 Holocaust

Warszawa

239

3

ALTENBERG

Marian

A pianist and a conductor

1907-1943

Warszawa

241

4

ALTERMAN

Hilel

The first cantor of Łódź

1849-1934

Russia / Łódź

241

5

ANHALT

Pawel

A musician, theoretician

-

-

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6

APTE

Henryk, Dr.

A Vilonist

?-1942

Krakow

241

7

ARNOLD - HERSTEIN

Roza, Dr.

A pianist, pedagogue, manager of a music school

1896 - ?

Krakow / Rzeszow

243

8

ARONOWICZ

Dan

A composer and music critic

1909-1981

Pultusk

242

9

ARONOWICZ

Zygmunt

A pianist

-

Warszawa

243

10

AUSTERLIC

Karol

A jazz player

1906-

Warszawa

240

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BAGON

Ber

A conductor, composer

-

Wilna

244

 

Bagon Ber, a composer, conductor and a master.  He was born in Wilna (Vilnius). His father was a writer. Bagon was fully absorbed with the Jewish tradition. He studied music by the famous cantor A.M. Bernstein and in the Polish conservatoire in Wilna. He moved to Warsaw and continued his studies in the Warsaw conservatoire. At the same time he already guided a chamber music orchestra. Bagon was zealot of the Jewish music, and when 10 years anniversary were marked from the death of Yoel Angel, he organized in the conservatoire of Warsaw a grand concert dedicated to his memory.

 

The concert took place on May 9th, 1937, and was opened by a speech of Leon Levita (among the Zionist leaders in Warsaw) and Ber made a lecture about Yoel Angel. In the musical program participated Zimra Zeligfeld and M. Klincki and the chamber orchestra conducted by Ber Bagon.

 

His quartet to wind instruments, “Judaica” was played in a chamber concert of the Warsaw conservatoire.

 

12

BAKMAN

Icchak

A cellist

WWII, died in Russia

Radom

245

Bakman Icchak – a cellist, the young brother of Szymon Bakman. He was born and grew up in Radom. He studied music in the  National Conservatoire, with the Professor Kochanski and Chamber music with Mr. Szaliewski.

 

He played the cello in the String Quartet of the Warsaw Conservatoire. In a competition of String Quartets, which took place in Warsaw, his Jewish quartet won the first prize. He also played in the Chamber Orchestra conducted by the  young master Ber Bagon.

 

During the war he fled to Russia where he perished.

 

13

BAKMAN

Szymon

A violinist virtuoso

-

Radom

245

Bakman Szymon – a violinist virtuoso, born and studied in Radom, and then continued with advance study abroad and reached the grade of a master musician. He won a few prizes in international competitions of playing the violin.

 

Szymon Bakman appeared in concerts in capital towns of Europe and finally settled in Zurich' where he was the leading player in the Philharmonic Orchestra. From time to time he used to arrive to Warsaw and played there in the Philharmonic Orchestra.

 

14

BAR

Maria Miriam

A pianist and a pedagogue

-

Warszawa

246

15

BARUCH

Wacław

A violinist

Holocaust

Warszawa

246

16

BAS

Szalom

Choirmaster and a teacher

Holocaust (Partisan)

Danielowicz (near Wilna)

245

17

BAUER

Marek Dr.

A violinist and a pedagogue

Holocaust (Janow)

Lwow

245

18

BEIGELMAN

Abraham

A pianist

Holocaust

Łódź

247

Abraham BEIGELMAN  --  Pianist and accompanist, son of Szymon Beigelman.  He studied music in with his father, and had innate talent for arranging and adapting songs for piano accompaniment, often improvising and harmonizing on the spot.  He also played in night clubs.  He was murdered by the Nazis. 

Translated from Yiddish  by Ralph Wittcoff

19

BEIGELMAN

Chaim

A violinist and a saxophone player

1916 -

Łódź (the only Survivor)

247

Chaim  BEIGELMAN  was a violinist and a saxophone player. He was the son of Szymon. He was born in Łódź at 1916 and studied music there. He was educated in the environment and atmosphere of Jewish music lovers and he excelled in his music playing. He played in the entertainment theater "Ararat" and later in night clubs.

Chaim was the only survivor of the Beigelman family. After ghetto Łódź he was in various German Concentration Camps and in the end was liberated in the small town of Kamm in Bavaria, where he founded an orchestra name "The Happy Boys", who served the American Forces in Germany. With this orchestra he also played before the Displaces Persons Camps in Germany. Later on he immigrated to the United States and he settled there.

Translated from Yiddish  by Ralph Wittcoff

20

BEIGELMAN

Chanan

A saxophonist and accordionist

1916 - Holocaust

Łódź

248

Chanan BEIGELMAN (1916 - ? ) -- Saxophonist and accordionist, son of Szymon Beigelman.  He studied music with his father and excelled in playing the accordion and saxophone.  Well grounded in jazz music, he played in the best jazz bands in Łódź, and was often invited to play in other large cities.  He perished during the Nazi occupation.

Translated from Yiddish  by Ralph Wittcoff

21

BEIGELMAN

Salomon

A violinist

Holocaust

Łódź

248

22

BEIGELMAN

Szymon

A clarinet player, theater musician

Holocaust ?

Ostrów Mazowiecka

248

Szymon BEIGELMAN -- Clarinetist and musician.  The father of the well-known conductor David BEIGELMAN, he was born and lived in Ostrów Mazowiecka and later moved to Łódź with his entire family. 

Translated from Yiddish  by Ralph Wittcoff

23

BELZACKI

Dawid

A conductor and composer

-

Warszawa

251

24

BELZACKI

Jerzy

A pianist and composer

-

-

251

25

BELZACKI

Stanisław

A pianist and composer

1891-?

Warszawa

251

Stanisław BELZACKI (1891 - ?)  --  Pianist and composer; jazz musician.  He was one of the most active popular entertainment musicians in Poland.  He led a famous quintet which used to perform in Warsaw at the coffee house “Esplanade.”

 

He single-handedly arranged jazz compositions, his own and others’, which were very warmly received by the Warsaw public.

Translated from Yiddish  by Ralph Wittcoff

26

BEM

Czesław

A viola player

1883-1942 Holocaust

Warszawa

244

27

BEREZOWSKI

Szraga Fajwel

A choirmaster and a teacher for singing

-

Warszawa / Grodno

251

28

BEREZOWSKI

Szaul

A Yiddish theater musician

1908-1975

Grodno / Bialystok

252

29

BERKMAN

Bernard

A pianist and a pedagogue

Holocaust

Warszawa

252

30

BERMAN

Jakub

A choirmaster and a composer

1860-1932

Zdzieciol / Bialystok

251

31

BIALOSTOCKI

Zygmunt

A pianist and a composer

? 1942

Warszawa

247

32

BILIG

Adolf Dr.

A violinist

1900 - Holocaust

Krakow

248

33

BIRNBAUM

Abraham Ber

A cantor, composer and a pedagogue

1865-1922

Pultusk

248

34

BIRNBAUM


Zdzisław Birenbaum

A conductor

1880-1922

Warszawa, Berlin

250

35

BLECHAROWICZ

Abraham

A cantor and opera singer

?-1968

? Near Wilna, Riga, Warszawa

250

36

BLUMENFELD

Diana

A folklorist singer

1906-1961

Warszawa

250

37

BODENSTEIN

Adasz

A pianist

1911-

Szpola (Ukraine) / Warszawa

244

38

BODENSTEIN

Chaim

A viola player

1908-1981

Szpola (Ukraine) / Warszawa

244

 

Chaim BODENSZTAJN (1908 - 1981) -- A viola player, younger brother of Stanisław.  Born in Shpola, Ukraine and emigrated to Warsaw as a child.  He studied music at the Warsaw Conservatory under Professor Czink and Eli Kochanski.  In 1926 he became a professional musician, playing on the radio, in movie theaters, and sometimes in concert.

 

In 1936 he was invited by Bronisŀaw HUBERMAN to join the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra which Huberman founded, and Bedensztajn lived in Tel Aviv until his death.

Translated from Yiddish  by Ralph Wittcoff

 

39

BODENSTEIN

Stanisław

A violinist

1906-1939

Shpola (Ukraine) / Warszawa

245

 

Stanisław BODENSZTAJN (1906 - 1939) – Violinist and orchestra leader.  Born in Shpola, Ukraine and emigrated to Warsaw at an early age.  He studied violin at the Warsaw Conservatory, played in the well known night clubs, “Oaza” and “Bristol,” and founded his own orchestra.  Stanisław Bodensztajn perished in the first month of the war during a bombardment.

Translated from Yiddish  by Ralph Wittcoff

40

BORENSTEIN

Cwi

A singer and a cantor

-

Warszawa

247

41

BORUNSKI

Leon

A pianist

1909-1942 2)

Warszawa

246

 

Borunski Leon. A pianist. Winner of the Chopin Prize contest in Poland. He was among the best accompanists in Poland. He played in entertainment theaters "Morskie Oko" and "Qui Pro Quo". During the war he was in Russia and played with the ensemble of Edi Rosner. After his return to Poland he was murdered by Poles in Otwock near Warsaw. Borunski was the husband of the well known actress in Poland Stefania Gorska.

 

42

BRAUN

Paulina

A composer and texts writer

? - 1943 (Maidanek)

Warszawa

252

 

Pola Braun was a composer and texts writer. She lived in Warsaw and composed music to the Polish theater. In the Warsaw ghetto she wrote poems which were sung by the singer Diana Blumenfeld. Among her famous poems: "Zuruk a hajm" (return home), "hat rachmanut" (please have pity), "a chalom" (a dream) and others. She was murdered in Majdanek during the year of 1943.

 

43

BRI

Emil

A jazz violinist

-

-

253

44

BROJDE

Katriel

A folklore composer

1907-1945 (Koenisberg)

Wilna

253

45

BUSEL

Eliahu

A singing teacher and a conductor

Holocaust

Dziatlowo

247

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CENTNERSZWER

Maksymilian

A violinist, music critic

-

Warszawa

318

47

CHAJKIN

Szymszon

A violinist, soloist and pedagogue

? Holocaust (Astonia)

? Lithuania

286

48

CYMBLER

A. Dr.

A theoretician, musicologist and a pedagogue

-

Russia ,Wilna

318

49

CYMERMAN

Chaim Dr.

A cantor and singer

-

Lublin

318

50

CYMERMAN

Jakub

A violinist and violins repairer

-

Staszow

318

Cymerman Jakub - A violinist and  violins repairer. Was born in Staszów. In his youth, he taught himself to play the violin, and later he learnt from a local Kleizmer. He moved to Warsaw, where he was vilolin-maker and repaired violins. 

Great  artists were among those who visited his workshop. They were impressed by his work and asked his opinion on the sound of the violin.                                                                   Translated by a descendant, Nadav Eshkar.

 

51

DARGUZANSKI

Mojzesz

A conductor, singing teacher and music critic

1867-1930

Olkieniki / Trok

262

52

DATYNER

Herman Dr.

A pianist, accompanist and music activist

-

Warszawa

262

53

DATYNER

Leon

A singer and Zionist activist

-

Warszawa

262

54

DAWIDOWICZ LICHTERMAN

Sonia

A pianist and accompanist

-

Warszawa

262

55

DIAMANT

Ala

A soprano singer

-

Łódź

265

56

DOBRZYNIEC

A.

A violinist, part of a quartet

1897-1944 Holocaust

Warszawa

261

57

DOBRZYNIEC

Stanisław

A violinist and a conductor

-

Warszawa

261

58

DOLICKA

Hilda

A soprano drama singer

-

Warszawa

262

59

DOREMBUS

Nachman

A choirmaster

-

Zakroczym

263

60

DROBNER

Mieczysław

A pedagogue and a music theoretician

-

Krakow

265

61

DURMASZKIN

Akiwa

A conductor, composer and a cantor

Holocaust (Wilna)

Radom / Wilna

265

62

DURMASZKIN

Wolf

A pianist, accompanist and a conductor

1914-1944 Holocaust (Astonia)

Wilna

263

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EDEL


Icchak Edel

A conductor, pedagogue and a compo

18

Warszawa

237

64

EIDELSON

Josef

A cantor and a singer

1910 -?

Warszawa

241

65

EIGER

Wladysław

A pianist and a compositor

-

Łódź

240

66

ELBAUM

Wladysław

A soloist pianist

-

Warszawa

238

67

ELBOJM

Samuel

A musician and a conductor

1892-1942 Holocaust

Kutno

238

68

ELMAN

Adam

A singer

-

Warszawa

239

69

ENGLENDER

Szymon

A violinist and a pedagogue

-

Warszawa

239

70

ERWEST

Ida

A singer

?-1942 Holocaust

Warszawa

239

71

ETKIN

Roza

A soloist pianist

-

Warszawa

238

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FALKOWSKA

Lena

A pianist and a pedagogue

-

Warszawa

311

73

FAMILIER-HEFNER

Janina

A pianist

Holocaust (Aktion in Ghetto Warszawa)

Warszawa

311

74

FATER


Issachar Fater

A musician, conductor, pedagogue and a music researcher

1912-

Drobin, Zakroczym, Warszawa

309

75

FATER


Szmuel Icchak Fater

A cantor and a composer

1888-1942 Holocaust (Warszawa Ghetto)

Makow Mazowiecki, Drobin, Zakroczym

308

76

FEIER

Bernardo

A conductor and a teacher of singing

1910-1967

Lwow

314

77

FEIERBERG

Zygmunt

-

-

-

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78

FEIFER

Roza

A singer

-

Warszawa

314

79

FEINSTEIN

Edwarda

A pianist, soloist and an accompanist

-

Warszawa

313

80

FEINSTEIN

Regina

A pianist & an accompanist

-

Warszawa

314

81

FELTENSTEIN

Stefania

A virtuoso pianist

-

Warszawa

316

82

FERSZKO

Chaim

A pianist and a composer

-

Warszawa

316

83

FERSZKO

Michael

A pianist and accompanist

?-1942 Holocaust

Luck

316

84

FERSZKO

Sara

A singer

-

-

31

85

FERSZKO

Stanisław (Szmuel)

A pianist accompanist

-

Luck

316

86

FIEDLER

Bobi

A saxophone player and jazz player

? - 1942 Holocaust

Warszawa

312

87

FILIP

Ludwik

A musician, opera and theater orchestras conductor

1901-

? Lwow

314

88

FISCHAUT

Josef

A professor, pianist, accompanist and a pedagogue

? 1942 Holocaust

Warszawa

314

89

FISCHMAN

Henryk

A violinist

1896-1942 Holocaust

Warszawa

315

90

FITELBERG

Grzegorz

A violinist, conductor and a composer

1879-1953

Dwinsk (Latvia), Warsaw Poland

312-313

 

GRZEGORZ   FITELBERG (1879-1953) a violinist, conductor and a composer. He was born in Daugavpils (Dwinsk) Latvia, a son of a musician. He was a student in the Music Institution at Warsaw, andtaught by the teachers: Prof. Stanisław Barcewicz and Zygmunt Noskowski. Afterwards he was a violinist in the Philharmonic Orchestra of Warsaw and from 1904 he was the conductor of that Orchestra. In 1911 he went on a tour of performances in Germany and later invited to Vienna to receive the conductor’s baton from Bruno Walter. From 1914 until 1920 he was active in Russia. In 1921 he returned to Poland and shortly later he was invite to London to conduct the Ballet Orchestra of Sergei Diaghilev.

From 1924 Grzegorz Fitelberg very engaged in many musical activities in Warsaw: he was one of the main conductors of the Philharmonic Orchestra, often conducted the Opera’s orchestra, directed the conducting of the Warsaw Conservatory; and organizing the orchestra of the   Polish Radio which won the gold medal in an Exhibition held in Paris at 1937. In addition to these roles, he was a guest conductor in various concerts in many of the main capital cities of Europe.

In the War years he was in America and after his return to Poland in 1946, He settled in Katowice and reconstructed the Philharmonic Orchestra, which gained a special high recognition by the Polish government. Grzegorz Fitelberg was gifted with exceptional organizational powers and blessed initiative  and resourcefulness.

The repertoire of Grzegorz Fitelberg was varied and included works by Stravinsky, Ravel, Hindemith, Prokofiev, Mihaud, Honegger, Roussel and even Johann Strauss. He included in his programs also the classical and famous compositions. Fitelberg conducted all this variety in the same devotion and inspiration.

In a letter from 5.5.1949 to his good friend Jakob Surowicz in Tel Aviv, he wrote that his only want to fulfil his dream and meet there in the new State of Israel his true friends and play with them together on the stage once again.

He is proud of his brothers in Isreal who fought with such courage to win the independence of the State of Israel and he is himself full of pride. He is attracted with all his soul to all those “whom he was only formally separated from”.


Grzegorz Feitelberg conducting the Warsaw Radio Symphonic Orchestra
(1935)

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FLASTER

Juta

A pianist, soloist

Holocaust

Krakow

315

92

FLATO

Arkadi

A violinist, jazz player

-

Warszawa

315

Flatao Arkadi - A violinist and Jazz player. He belonged to a group of musicians, who in 1933 escaped from Germany. He arrived to Warsaw and organized there a Jass group. He excelled in combining new Swing rhythms with entertainment music for dances.
During the Nazi occupation he was in the ghetto and opened there a Coffee Shop in  by the name of  "Cyganska Tawerna" (the Cave of the Gypsies).

93

FLIDERBAUM

Mieczysław Mosze

A violinist, player in string quartet, conductor

1896-?

Petersburg, Warszawa

315

FLIDERBAUM Mieczysław Mosze (1896-1978), was born in Saint Petersburg, where he studied music and finish the conservatory in the year of 1917, student of Professor Leopold Auer (1845-1930). From the year of 1918 until 1936 (with a short period) he was the chief violinist in the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra.

 

During many years he was the secretary of the known Jewish philanthropy, the Baron Dawid Ginzburg, and because of that he managed to have constant contacts with Jewish public activists. Mieczysław was always also connected to the Jewish musicians' circles in Warsaw.

 

When he was in Warsaw he appeared with the Philharmonic orchestra as soloist, conducted by the famous conductors: Józef Ozimiński, Henryk Melcer – Szczawiński, Jan Nawinski, Adam Dolzycki and others. He played Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Młynarski, Wieniawski, and other works of Scandinavian composers and others.

 

In the 30s he was member of the "Polish Quartet" whose artists were: Irena Dubienka, Emil Młynarski, Eliasz Kochanowski and himself. During the time there were changes in the composition when the viola player Mieczysław Szławski appeared to be anti-Semite, then Fliderbaum left the quartet.

 

The newspaper "Warszawer Kurier" from 15 December 1933 tells about the big failure of the quartet in Kraków. Every year the Bolonski Concert Hall was completely full in order to listen to the concerts of the quartet, but this time, without Fliderbaum it was almost empty.

 

In 1936 Fliderbaum arrived to Tel Aviv and joined the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra.

 

Most of the music critics considered him to be one of the most important players of the National Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra. He was considered violinist with high musical culture and magnificent technique. "And on top of all he was also full of grace and noble behavior".

 

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FLIDERBAUM Mieczysław Mosze, photograph contributed by grand-son Marc Peliel

 

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FOLGER


Dr. Marcin Folger


A violinist and a conductor

?-1941 Holocaust

Brody, Stanisławow

310

FOLGER Martzin, Dr. (1941-?), violinist and conductor. Born in Brod, Galicia; he studied music in Vienna. Upon his return to Poland, he settled in Stanisławaw. conducted and taught there at the gymnasium. During many years, he conducted the orchestra of the Association named after Munioshko. He was murdered by the Nazis in 1941.

95

FOLMAN

Lola

A folklore singer and soloist

-

Warszawa

311

Lola Folman was a popular singer and a soloist. She attended the famous choir of Szneur in Warsaw. Due to her blessed talents she reached the level of a master, as a singer and as a folklorist who sings Jewish popular songs.

In the 30s she was very famous and loved by many Jews and the Jewish theater critiques. She used to participate in programs of entertainment theaters in Poland and in addition took part in balls which were dedicated to the folklore Jewish melodies.

She settled in New York.

96

FREIMAN - SOSNOWSKA

Izabela

A pianist, musicologist and music critic

-

Krakow

317

97

FRENKEL

Meir

choir master

-

Kutno

317

98

FRIEDMAN

Salomon

-

-

-

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99

FRONT

Julek

A violinist

-

Warszawa

317

100

FRYDLAND

Aleksander

A violinist and conductor

1915-

???

253+pol

101

FURMANSKI

Adam

A trumpeter and conductor

1883-1943 Holocaust (Aktion in Ghetto Warszawa)

Warszawa

311

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GELBART

Israel Jehoszua

A teacher of singing

1895-1942 Holocaust (Aktion in Ghetto Łódź)

Ozorkow / Łódź

260

Israel Yehoszua GELBERT

(1895 – 1942)

He was a music teacher in Jewish schools in Łódż . He was born in Ozorków. He was the brother of a famous musician in America, Mikhel Gelbert. He studied music in Łódż and was a teacher of music and singing in secular schools at that town. He fulfilled his positions with much dedication and responsibility. He excelled in his love to the Jewish child. Gelbert also wrote music to Hebrew texts. He perished during the Nazi German occupation in one of the Actions (Akcja).

103

GELBRUN

Artur

A violinist, conductor and composer

1913-1985

Warszawa

260

104

GELERNETER

Kazimierz

A young pianist

-

Warszawa

260

105

GERSZOWICZ

Tamara

A pianist and pedagogue

-

Wilna

259

106

GERSZTERNKORN

J.

A viola player

-

Warszawa

261

107

GERT

Jerzy

A composer and conductor

1908-1968

Tarnow

261

108

GERTL

Mechl (Michal)

A musician and cultural activist

-

Hrubieszow

261

109

GIMPEL

Adolf

A violinist, player of clarinet and theater conductor

1875-? Holocaust (Lwow Ghetto)

Lwow

256

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GIMPEL

Bronisław

A violinist

? - 1979

Lwow

AS

110

GIMPEL

Jakub, (Kuba)

A pianist

1906 - Died in Los Angeles (1996?) (AS)

Lwow

256

111

GIMPEL

Karol

A pianist

1890-1942 (hospital in Buchara)1)

Lwow

256

112

GINZBURG

Arie vel Alfred

A violinist

1911-1980

Warszawa

256

113

GINZBURG

Baruch vel Bolesław

A celist

1906-1990

War

257

114

GINZBURG

Dow vel Bronisław

A pianist, percussion instruments player and composer

1906-1989

Warszawa

258

115

GINZBURG

Grzegorz

A violinist

1904 -

Warszawa

257

116

GINZBURG


Pesach Pawel Ginzburg

A viola player

1881-1944

Warszawa

258

117

GISER

P.

A music teacher and violinist

-

Radom

258

118

GLATSTEIN

Josef Szlomo

A choirmaster and music critic

1890-1942 Holocaust (Warszawa Ghetto)

Lublin

259

119

GLEZER

Chanan

A choirmaster

1904-1942 Holocaust (Kovno)

Wilna

260

120

GOLD

Adam

A clarinetist

-

-

259+pol

121

GOLD

Artur

A violinist and composer of dance music

1897-1943 Holocaust

Warszawa

254

122

GOLDBERG

Filip

A jazz player

-

Warszawa

254

123

GOLDBERG

Szymon

A violinist artist and conductor

1909-1991

Wlocławek

254

124

GOLDBLUM

Artur

An engineer, composer

-

Radom

254

125

GOLDSTEIN

Jakub

A cantor and singer

1897- ?

Warszawa

255

126

GOLDSTEIN

Josef

A pianist, pedagogue and opera conductor

1899-?

Kalisz

255

127

GORNOWSKI

Jan

A violinist

-

Warszawa

255

128

GOTLIB

Zdzisław

A violinist, clarinet and a saxophone player

-

-

253

Zdizsław GOTLIB  --  Violinist, clarinetist and saxophonist from Kraków.  He studied music while a student at the Jagiellonian University.  He began playing as an amateur and later became a professional saxophonist.  The ensemble to which he belonged carried the name “Shal”, and was recognized as one of the best in Poland.

-- J. Radinski:  Obywatel Jazz (p. 105)

Translated from Yiddish  by Ralph Wittcoff

129

GUTWERK

Mosze

choirmaster and composer

1906-1942 Holocaust

Wars

255

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130

HABER

Leopold

A pianist and organizer of jazz orchestra

-

Krakow

265

131

HAK

Szmuel

A choirs conductor and a singing teacher

-

Luck

269

132

HALLER

Tinka

A singer and teacher of singing

-

Stanisławow

266

133

HALPERIN

Henryk

A violinist and conductor

1896 -?

Warszawa

266

134

HALPERIN (not in Polish!)??

Maksimilian

A contrabass player and conductor of entertainment theaters

1869 - ?

Lublin

266

135

HAMERMAN

Israel

A pianist, accompanist and conductor

1914-1943 Holocaust (Ghetto Warszawa)

Warszawa / Lwow

267

136

HARRIS

Albert

A musician, texts writer and jazz player

-

-

270

137

HARRIS

Miecisław

A musician and texts writer

-

Lublin

270

138

HEILMAN

Icchak

A conductor and pedagogue

1906 -

Lwow

270

139

HEIMAN

Zygmunt

A jazz player and a banjo player

-

Warszawa

271

140

HELLER

Leon

A violinist and saxophone player, mainly jazz music

1908 or 1906

Warszawa

272

141

HENDEL


Ida Hendel

A violinist

1925 -

Chelm

272

142

HERMELIN

Artur

A soloist pianist

1901-1943

Lwow

273

143

HERMELIN

Natan, Ław Dr.

A violinist, conductor and composer

1875-1941 Holocaust (Lwow, Suicide)

Lwow

273

144

HERSZMAN

Mordechai

A cantor and musician

1886-1943

? From Wolyn

273

145

HERSZMAN

Szlomo

A cantor and singer

-

? From Wolyn

274

146

HIMELSTEIN

Abraham Mordechai

A musician, conductor

1905-1978

Warszawa, Grodzisk, Plock

271

147

HIRSCHFELD

Jakub

A pianist, accompanist, opera conductor and pedagogue.

1870-1934

Warszawa

272

148

HIRSCHIN

Eliahu (Elinke)

A cantor, conductor, composer and a writer

1876-1960

Plonsk, Warszawa

271

149

HOFFMAN

Jan

A pianist, admirer of Chopin, a pedagogue

-

Krakow

268

150

HOFFMAN

Jehuda Juliusz

A musician, conductor and accompanist

1878-1941 Holocaust (Auschwitz)

Odessa / Krakow

268

151

HOFFMAN

Mieczysław Mietek

A pianist and an accompanist

Holocaust (Lwow)

Krakow

268

152

HOFMAN


Dr. Szlomo Hofman

A composer, musicologist and pedagogue

1909 -

Warszawa

268

153

HOFMAN

Tobiasz Szymon

A tenor singer

1907-1942 Holocaust

Warszawa

268

154

HOFMEKLER

Liole

A conductor

Holocaust (Wilna, Ponar)

Wilna / Kowno

269

155

HOLCMAN


Ludwik Holcman

A violinist and conductor

1889-1942 Holocaust (Treblinka)

? Near Warszawa

266

156

HOROWIC

Marceli

A violinist, pedagogue and conductor

1909-1942 Holocaust (Lwow)

Stryj / Lwow

269

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JEDWABNIK

Dawid, Dr.

A musician, activist, artists and musicians guardian

-

Wilna

286

158

JELENSKI

Hirsz

A singer

-

Lwow

286

159

JOFE

Miron

A pianist and master choir

-

Radom

286

160

JOSELZON

Tadeusz

A violinist and saxophone player

-

Łódź

285

161

JOSKOWICZ

Abraham Iser

choirmaster and A singing teacher

Holocaust (Wilna)

Piatnica near Lomza

286

162

KAC

Albert

A cellist, chamber music player and conductor

1910-

Wilna

287

163

KAC

J.

A viola player

-

Warszawa

287

164

KAC

Mordechai Markus

A cantor and singer

-

Near Krzemieniec in Wolyn District

287

165

KAC

Renate

A soprano lyric singer

-

-

287

166

KACMAN

Dawid

A cantor, lyric tenor singer

-

Lwow, Bialystok

323

167

KAGAN

Jakub

A pianist, jazz player

-

Warszawa

319

168

K- KOCHANOWSKI

Feliks

A violinist and operas conductor

1889-1943 Holocaust

Nowogrodek

319

169

KAGAN - KOCHANOWSKI

Mieczysław

A violinist and operas conductor

1887-1943 Holocaust

Nowogrodek

319

170

KALECKI

Jakub

-

-

-

270+pol

171

KALMANOWICZ

Halina

A pianist, soloist

? - 1942 Holocaust

Wilna

321

172

KAMINSKI - GORDUS

Klara

A singing teacher

-

Warszawa

321

173

KAMPELMACHER

Bernard

A singing teacher and conductor

-

Galicia, Sochaczew

321

174

KANTOROWICZ

Aleksander

A violinist, conductor and pedagogue

1900-

Wilna

322

175

KAPLAN

Pesach

A conductor, composer and music critic

? - 1943 Holocaust (Bialystok)

Bialystok

322

176

KASZOWSKI

Frydryk

A trumpeter, soloist

-

Warszawa

323

177

KATASZEK

Szymon

A pianist, conductor of jazz bands

? - 1943 Holocaust (Warszawa)

Warszawa

320

178

KINSTLER

Becalel

A choirmaster

-

Lwow

327

179

KIRSZBRAUN

Arnold Dr.

A violinist and musicologist

-

Warszawa

327

180

KLECKI


Pawel Klecki

A conductor, composer and violinist

1900-1973

Łódź

328

181

KLEIMAN

Teodor

A violinist, player in quartet and soloist

-

Lublin, Warszawa

327

182

KLINICKI

Mendel

A singer, lyric tenor

-

Luck

327

183

KLINICKI

Rywka

A lyric soprano singer

-

Luck

327

184

KLINKOWSTEIN

Szmuel

A violinist and cellist

-

Plock

328

185

KOCHANSKI

Eli

A cellist and pedagogue

1885-1940 Holocaust (Warszawa)

Warszawa

320

186

KOCHANSKI

Pawel

A violinist and conductor

1884-1934

Russia

320

187

KOFFLER


Josef Koffler

A musicologist and composer

1896 - 1943 1944 ? Holocaust

Stryj, Lwow

323

188

KOLODNI

Josele

A folklore singer

? - 1942 Holocaust

Pinsk

321

189

KON

Hersz

choirmaster and conductor

1889-1942 Holocaust

Łódź

321

190

KOPECKA

Wanda

A soloist pianist and pedagogue

Holocaust

Czestochowa

323

191

KOWARSKI

Miriam

A pianist and pedagogue

-

Wilna

320

192

KREWER

Cecylia

A pianist and pedagogue

? 1941 Holocaust (Ponar)

Wilna

329

193

KRYSZTAL

Wilhelm

A violinist, pedagogue and music activist

1900-?

Kielce, Warszawa

329

194

KUMOK

Herman

A conductor of theatrical bands

-

-

324

195

KUSEWICKI

Dawid

A cantor and singer

1911-1985

Smorogonie

324

196

KUSEWICKI

Jakub

A cantor and lyric tenor singer

1903-1959

Smorogonie

324

197

KUSEWICKI

Mosze

A cantor and lyric tenor singer

1900-1966

Smorogonie

324

198

KUSEWICKI

Symcha

A cantor and singer

1905-

Smorogonie

326

199

KUSZES

Szlomo

-

-

Warszawa

327

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LABUSZYNSKI


Josef Labuszynski

Contrabass player

1886-1942 Holocaust (Ghetto)

Warszawa

287

201

LAMPEL

Lothar

A jazz singer

-

-

288

202

LANDAU

Helena, Dr.

A pianist, soloist and pedagogue

?-1942 Holocaust (Przemysl)

Krakow

288

203

LANDAU

Lajb, Dr.

A musician, activist, scholar and Jewish music patron

-

Przemysl, Lwow

288

204

LANDAU

Stanisław

A jazz singer

-

Krakow

288

369

LANDOWSKI

Wanda

A pianist

 

 

 

205

LEBENDIGER

Henryk

A player of percussion instruments and jazz

-

-

290

 

Henryk LEBENDIGER -- Percussionist and jazz player.  He started playing while still a gymnasium student and used to play as an amateur at high school dances.  Later he played with various ensembles.  With the development of jazz music in Poland, he became the major supplier of sheet music and records for all the jazz ensembles there.  He was in close contact with foreign firms, and imported everything relevant to popular music, such as instruments, sheet music, arrangements, phonograph records, etc.  He is now located in America where he continues with his music activities.

-- J. Radinski:  Obywatel Jazz (p.106)

Translated from Yiddish  by Ralph Wittcoff

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LEDERMAN - LEDNICKI

Zygmunt

A violinist and conductor

1902-

Kozienice, Warszawa

290

 

Zygmunt Lederman – Lednicki 1902- He was born in Kozienice and studied music in Warsaw. In the year of 1926 he completed the royal Conservatoire in Warsaw, where he studied to play the violin with the master Stanisław Bracewicz.

He played in concerts, also as a soloist and was member of the "Warsaw stringed instruments quartet", headed by Josef Kaminski. In this quartet Lederman played the second violin. He lives in Warsaw, played in the State Polish radio and was also one of the conductors of the orchestra of the Polish broadcasting authorities.

 

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LENCZYCKI

Motl

an amateur musician and conductor

-

Piotrkow Trybunalski

293

208

LERER

Josef

A pianist, opera conductor and composer

1880-1941 Holocaust

קמיניץ (פודליה) Lwow

294

209

LEWAK

Izydor

A cellist

1870-1942 Holocaust (Ghetto Warszawa)

Łódź

291

210

LEWIASZ

Rut

A singer

-

Warszawa

292

211

LEWICKI vel ZUBLOWICKI

Liuba

A singer and soloist

Holocaust (Ponar)

Wilna

292

212

LEWITIN

Toni

A violinist, cellist, pianist and saxophon player

1910-

Łódź

292

213

LICHTERMAN

Jakub

A cantor

-

Warszawa

290

214

LIFTMAN

Baruch

A violinist and composer

1905-1970

Wilna

290

215

LIOW

Leo

A conductor, composer and pedagogue

1878-1962

Wolkowysk

289

216

LUST

Izaak, M.D. Dr.

A choirmaster

-

Krakow

289

217

LWOWICZ

Berele

A cantor and singer

Holocaust

Lwow

288

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MALKIN

Eliahu

A violinist and pedagogue

-

Russia, Wilna

295

219

MALWE


Barbara Malwe

A pianist, accompanist

1917-

Warszawa

294

220

MALWE

Mateusz

A pianist and saxophone player

1916-1981

Warszawa

295

221

MAN

Icchak

A drama tenor singer and cantor

1889-1963

Dzialoszyce near Kielce

295

222

MANE

Rafael

A violinist, soloist and pedagogue

-

Wieliczka

296

223

MAR

Sofia

A folklore singer

1929-

Warszawa

296

224

MARKOWICZ

Halina

A music teacher

-

Łódź

297

225

MELAMDOW

Leon

an opera singer and cantor

-

Russia, Warszawa

298

226

MELODYSTA

Fred

A cellist and banjo player

-

-

298

Fred MELODYSTA -- Cellist and banjoist.  A member of the well known musical family, he founded dance bands in the nineteen twenties.  He is regarded as one of the precursors of jazz music in Poland.  During the time of the Second World War he was in the Soviet Union, and later traveled to Israel with the army of General Anders.

 

Fred Melodista - cello, Henryk Gold - violin, and Jerzy Petersburski - piano, created a trio that toured regularly, giving concerts in Israel and Egypt during the war years.  General Anders was very proud of them, and they played for the guests at important official receptions.

 

Fred Melodista died in Israel.

-- J. Radinski:  Obywatel Jazz (pp. 95, 103

Translated from Yiddish  by Ralph Wittcoff

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MENDELSON

Joachim

A pianist, composer and pedagogue

1897-1943 Holocaust (Ghetto Warszawa)

Warszawa

298

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MESSER

Jakob(Kuba)

A composer and violinist

1903- Ghetto Warszawa

Warszawa

D.R.

228

MESSING

Felicja

A pianist

1904-1942 Holocaust (Ghetto Łódź)

Łódź

300

 

MESSING Felicja (1904-1942) - a  pianist. She was born and grew up in Łódź. She was the young sister of Henryk. She studied to play the piano in the Warsaw Conservatoire by Henryk Melcer-Szczawiński. She worked in the Polish Broadcast Orchestra as a violinist and an accompanist. In the years when Arnold Szyfman was the theatre director, she was responsible to the music part of the Polski Theatre.

 

During the German occupation she was very active in the ghetto artistic life.  She was murdered in one of the Actions.
 

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MESSING

Henryk

A violinist, theater conductor

1902-1942 Holocaust

Łódź, Baranowicze

299

MESSING Henryk (1902-1942)

 

A violinist, theater conductor. He was born on 1902 in the town of Łódź. He was a descendent of a musician family. In his childhood he studiedto play the violin and started also to play in an orchestra. He was connected to the Yiddish theater in Łódź. For many years later he became the conductor of various Jewish theaters’ ensembles. In the last years before WWII he lived in Baranavichy where he conducted the municipal orchestra. He also managed schools' orchestras. He was murdered by the Nazis.
 

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MESSING

Mieczysław

A cellist

1905-1949

Łódź

299

MESSING Mieczysław (1905-1949)

 

A cellist. He was born and grew up in Łódź. In his childhood he excelled by his musical talents. In the age of 15 he graduated the Warsaw Conservatoire playing the cello. He was the pupil of Prof. Zink.

 

Professor Zink was playing in the Opera’s orchestra. Once when he was sick, he sent instead of him his pupil Mieczysław Messing. Messing played then the role of a solo viola. It was in the opera “Straszny dwór”  (The Haunted Manor) written by Stanisław Moniuszko (1819-1872). The conductor Jakob Hirszfeld was deeply impressed by Messing music and became his closest friend. Zdzisław Birnbaum, the conductor of the Warsaw Philharmonic, was interested in the young musician and directed him to continue his studies in Berlin, where he lived in the house of Birenbaum’s mother.

 

From the year of 1925 and on he lived in Berlin from where he used to go on tours to various European countries, including cities in Poland. He used to travel with his brother, the violinist Henryk and his sister Felicja, to play chamber music. In the Thirties he moved to Argentina, where he managed very rich musical activity. He died relatively young.

 

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MESSING


Roman Messing

A violinist and conductor of jazz orchestra

1910-1991

Warszawa

300

MESSING Roman (1910 - )

 

A violinist and conductor of jazz orchestra. He was born and grew up in Warsaw. Already as a child he used to sing, while the family trio Henryk, Felicja and  Mieczysław was playing. He accompanied them with his beautiful alt voice.

He studied in the Warsaw Conservatoire; His professor for violin was  Prof. Józef Jarzembski and Prof. Grzegorz  Fitelberg for conducting the orchestra. He completed his studies being the pupil of  Prof. Walerian Bierdiajew.

 

He started his career as a player in the Yiddish Theatre of Warsaw, under the conductors: Icchak Szlosberg, Szmuel Wajnberg and Wyciek Rotsztajn. Finally he left the theatre and turned to Jazz music.

 

Roman Messing is considered one of the pioneer musicians of Jazz music in Poland. He was very dynamic person, entrepreneur, full of resourcefulness. In Warsaw he directed a very popular group and was in charge of the radio orchestra in Katowice.

 

By the outburst of World War II he escaped to Białystok and during a few years he was active in various groups. Fore sometime he worked in Russia with Adi Rozner

 

Roman Messing arrived to Eretz Israel with the Andres Army. He worked in the I.D.F. radio “Galei Tzahal” and edited the broadcasting of light music. In the past years he is the director of the cultural committee of ZOA, “Beit Zionei America” in Tel Aviv.

 

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MINCER

Leopold

A pianist, soloist and pedagogue

?Holocaust

Lwow

298

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MITELSBACH

Leon

A pianist, jazz player

-

Warszawa

297

 

Leon MITELSBACH -- Pianist and jazz musician.  Studied and completed his piano studies at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw.  He acquired a love for the rhythm of American jazz and, from the beginning, created ensembles of that character.  “OK Band,” of which he was the conductor, was one of the best jazz orchestras in Poland.  Later he worked with the orchestra of Front-Heiman and that of Roman Messing.  He emigrated to America.

 

--J. Radinski: Obywatel Jazz (pp. 95, 103)

 Translated from Yiddish  by Ralph Wittcoff

 

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MODLINGER

Tonia

A pianist, pedagogue

Holocaust

Lwow

294

235

MORECKA

Julia

A singer, excelled in expression of the Jewish folklore songs

-

Lwow

296

236

MORECKI

Rudolf

A ławyer, pianist, conductor on chamber music orchestra

-

Lwow

296

237

MUND

Jakub

A violinist, conductor and pedagogue

1905-1941

Stryj (Galicia)

297

238

MUSZKES

Abraham Mosze

A cantor

-

Opatow

297

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NAPARSTEK

Cwi

A clarinet player, saxophone and bassoon player

1895-1982

Warszawa

300

Naparstek Cwi (1895-1982) A clarinet player, saxophone and bassoon player. He was born in Warsaw and since 1903 lived in Łódż. He was a descendent of a musicians' family and ever since he was a child he played the clarinet. He was the pupil of Prof. Zilberberg in the conservatoire of Winicki in Łódż and afterwards he was the pupil of Prof. Hilcher.

In the tears of 1913-1914 he played in the opera of Kalisz and while the philharmonic orchestra of Łódż was established, he was among its first members. For a certain period he played with the philharmonic orchestra of Warsaw but in the year of 1922 he returned to Łódż and played with the philharmonic orchestra there until 1938. He arrived to Eretz Israel, following the invitation of Bronisław Huberman, and was among the first players of the Israeli philharmonic orchestra, where he played until 1961.

 

240

NEUTEICH


Marian Neuteich

A master cellist, player of quartet and conductor

1906-1943 Holocaust (Trawniki Camp)

Łódź, Warszawa

301

241

OGRODNIK

Kalman

A violinist & conductor

? - 1942 Holocaust

Wyszogrod

240

242

ORLIUK

Szymon

A singer

-

Warszawa

243

243

ORLOF - MOSZKOWICZ

Izydor

A violinist and music teacher

? - Holocaust

Plock

243

244

ORLOF - NISZRI

Israel

A pianist and xylophone player

-

Plock

243

245

PETERSBURSKI

Jerzy

A pianist and composer, specialized in jazz

1897-1979

Warszawa

305

246

PETERSBURSKI

Stanisław

A pianist

-

-

305

 

Stanisław PETERSBURSKI -- Pianist, jazz musician.  Petersburski was one of the eminent pianists in Warsaw.  He was a close friend of the violin player and composer, Henryk Gold.  With him, Petersburski played in the famous night clubs in Warsaw, such as the “Cafe Club,” “Adria,” and often from the stage of the theater, “Morskie Oko”.

 

During the war he was in Russia and, later, with the army of General Anders, arrived in Eretz Israel.  He lives in America.

  Translated from Yiddish  by Ralph Wittcoff

 

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PLOHN

Alfred

A music critic

-

Lwow

305

248

POMERANIEC

Leon

A pianist, accompanist and theater player

-

-

304

 

POMERANIEC Leon A pianist, accompanist and theater player. He was active for many years in entertainment music and jazz, together with the best musicians in this field.

During WWII he managed to arrive to Japan and from there to America, where he accompanied Misha Alman and Yasha Hefetz with the piano. He was also a member of a musical triplet who played on a very highly valued artistic level.
 

249

PRIZMENT


Szlomo Prizment

A composer, conductor and player

1889-

היבנאב  (אונוב) בגליציה

306

250

PRUM

Szmaja

-

-

-

294+pol

251

PULMAN

Szymon

A master violinist, conductor and pedagogue

1890-1943 Holocaust (Treblinka)

Warszawa

304

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252

RAK

Marek

A violinist and viola player

1903-1975

Lwow

333

253

RATHAUS

Karol Dr.

A pianist and composer

1895-1954

Tarnopol

331

254

RECHTIK

Sonia

A pianist soloist and pedagogue

?-1945 Holocaust (Stutthof)

Wilna

336

255

REMBAUM

Icchak

A singing teacher and choir master

1902-1942 Holocaust

Plock, Gombin

336

256

RICHTER

J.

A lyric tenor singer

-

Czestochowa, Łódź

336

257

RIDER

Teodor

A pianist, accompanist, conductor and pedagogue

1881-1944 Holocaust (Auschwitz)

Piotrkow, Łódź

335

258

ROLLER

Reuwen

A singing teacher and conductor

Holocaust

Zaleszczyki

333

259

ROSENBAUM

Ignacy

A pianist accompanist and pedagogue

? - 1942 Holocaust (Ghetto Warszawa)

Warszawa

330

260

ROSENBERG

Borys

player of percussion instruments and master of ceremonies

Holocaust ( From Hunger In A Camp At Astonia)

Wilna

331

261

ROSENTHAL

A.

A pianist and Chopin interpreter

-

Warszawa

331

262

ROSENWEIN

J.

A singing teacher and conductor

-

Czestochowa

331

263

ROSNER

Edi

A trumpeter and conductor

-

Berlin, Poland, Russia

330

264

ROSNER

Herman

A violinist, jazz player

-

-

329

265

ROSNER

Jerzy

A pianist, jazz player

-

-

330

266

ROTENBERG

Mosze

A violinist and pedagogue

1902-

Staszow

332

267

ROTENSTEIN

Reuwen

A violinist

1912-1981

Zawiercie, Katowice

332

268

ROTSZTADT

Bronisława

A master violinist

-

Łódź

333

370

ROZENBLAT

Yosele

A cantor

 

 

 

269

RUBIN

Herc

A conductor and composer

1911-

Bialystok

333

270

RUBIN

Icchak

An engineer, architect, choir master

1898-1941 Holocaust (Bodzentyn)

Plock

334

271

RUBINA

Dora

A folklore singer and actress

-

Bialystok

334

272

RUBINSTEIN

Rafael

A conductor and pedagogue

1895-?

Odessa, Wilna

334

273

RUDINOW

Mosze

A baritone singer

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SCHARF

Szlomo

A singer and choir master

Holocaust (Astonia)

-

338

275

SCHECHTER

Perele

A mezzo-soprano singer

-

Lwow

342

276

SCHENKER

M.

A composer of ghetto songs

?-1943 Holocaust (Treblinka)

Warszawa

343

277

SCHLEICHKORN

Stefan

A pianist, viola player and chamber music orchestras

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342

278

SCHWOGER

Israel

A pianist, conductor and pedagogue

1893-?

Staszow

338

279

SINGER

Adam

A violinist

Holocaust (Ponar)

Wilna

283

280

SIROTA

Helena

soprano lyric singer

?-1943 Holocaust (Warszawa)

Warszawa

304

281

SOKOLOWSKI

L.

A conductor and singing teacher

-

Łódź

301

282

SPAZENKOP

Rene

Music teacher

?-1942 Holocaust

Warszawa

344

283

SPERBER

Baruch

A choir master and music teacher

-

Krakow

345

284

SPERBER

Henryk

A saxophone player, singer and jazz player

-

Krakow

346

285

SPERBER

Stanisław

A violinist, singer and jazz player

-

Krakow

346

286

STEINBERGER

Edward

A pianist soloist, pedagogue

1891-? Holocaust (Janow Camp)

Lwow

341

287

STERNHEIM

Nachum

A folklore poet and singer

1879-? Holocaust

Rzeszow

341

288

STIGLIC

Mosze

A violinist soloist

1912-

Warszawa

340

289

STRIKS

Leopold

A violinist, soloist

Holocaust (Lwow)

Lwow

303

290

STROMBERG

Adam

A violinist, soloist

1879-1942 Holocaust

Warszawa

341

291

SUROWICZ

Jakub

A violinist, music activist and among the founders of the philharmonic orchestra in Israel

1888-1971

Warszawa

302

292

SUROWICZ

Mosze Morris

A violinist, bassoon and contrabass player

1917-

Warszawa

303

293

SYBIRIKOW

Lew

An opera singer

-

Luck

303

294

SZABTAI

Izydor

A pianist, conductor of opera and symphonic orchestras

1908 -

Slonim

338

295

SZAC

Zygmunt

A violinist soloist

-

Lwow

338

296

SZAFRANSKI

Stanisław

A choir master

-

Warszawa

338

297

SZAJEWICZ


Izrael Szajewicz

A conductor and composer

191-1941 Holocaust

Kutno

336

298

SZER

Fred

A pianist, hits composer

-

Warszawa

343

 

Fred Szer was a pianist and a composer of popular hits. He lived in Warsaw and was a known composer of entertainment music. He wrote music to texts of Zenon Freiwald-Wardan.
Among his famous compositions are:  The Slowfox "Only say yes", tango "I don't want to know" and "you were the dream". He lives in United States.

 

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SZERESZEWSK

Iza

An opera singer

-

Warszawa

344

300

SZERMAN

Icchak

A tenor lyric singer

-

Warszawa

343

301

SZERYNG


Henryk Szeryng

A master violinist, pedagogue

1918-1988

Warszawa

343

302

SZKLAR

Zygmunt

A teacher of singing and violinist

-

Warszawa

347

303

SZLOSBERG

Roman

A pianist accompanist and pedagogue

-

Warszawa

342

304

SZMULEWICZ

Eugenia

A pianist

-

Warszawa

342

305

SZNAJDER

Paulina

A pianist and accompanist

-

Krakow

342

306

SZPAK

Adam

A pianist, conductor and pedagogue

1885-1940 Holocaust

Warszawa

344

307

SZPILMAN

Reuwen

A violinist, conductor of army orchestras

1865-1942 Treblinka

Ostrowiec

345

 




Reuwen Szpilman and his grandsons - a famous Popular music band in Poland

 

 

 

 

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SZPILMAN

Samuel

A violinist and music teacher

1888 -1942 Holocaust Treblinka

Ostrowiec, Sosnowiec

3

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SZPILMAN

http://www.szpilman.net

Wladysław

A pianist, master, accompanist and composer

1911-2000

Sosnowiec, Warszawa

344

 

Wladysław Szpilman – A pianist, master, accompanist. He was born in Sosnowiec. His father, Szmuel, was a violinist and his mother a piano teacher, and indeed he learned from her the elements of playing the piano. As a child prodigy, he appeared in concerts in Poland and abroad. He studied in Berlin and graduated its music academy. During the war he was in Warsaw. He was hiding and was saved. He presently lives in Poland. Wladysław Szpilman has a prominent position in the world of music in Poland and he is among the directors of the Polish Radio.

 

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SZPORN

Paulina

A soloist pianist

-

Warszawa

344

311

SZULC

Bronisław

A player of a French horn, conductor, composer and a pedagogue

1881-1955

Warszawa

339

312

SZULC

Josef Zygmunt

A master pianist

1875-1956

Warszawa

339

313

SZULC

Kuba (Jakub)

A violinist and pedagogue

1880-1942 Holocaust

Warszawa

340

314

SZULC

Leon

A conductor and composer

1880-1958

Warszawa

340

315

SZULC

Michal

A violinist and a conductor of theater bands

1875-1930

Warszawa

340

316

SZULMAN

Szlomo

A cantor and singer

-

Luck

338

317

SZWARCSZTEJN

Joe

-

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SZYC

Alfred

A pianist, conductor and composer

-

Lwow, Warszawa

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TAFT

Stanisław

A violinist

-

Warszawa

284

320

TAITELBOJM

Eliahu

A composer

1910-1967

Wilna

285

321

TANSMAN

Aleksander

A pianist, conductor and composer

1897-1986

Łódź

284

322

TOM

Henryk

A conductor and musician

Holocaust (Ghetto Warszawa)

Warszawa

284

323

TOTENBERG

Roman

Virtuoso Violinist & Prolific Pedagogue

1911 - 2012

Łódź

311+pol

324

TROKINSKI

Chajele

A singer

?-1941 Holocaust (Ponar)

Wilna

285

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Josef TROPFE -- Violinist and saxophonist; jazz musician.  He was born in Lublin and studied music there, and later in Warsaw.  He played in the best jazz ensembles.  During the war he was in Russia, and played in the orchestra of Henryk Wars.  He is now situated in America. 

  Translated from Yiddish  by Ralph Wittcoff

325

TRUPIANSKI

Jankiel

A music teacher and composer of children songs

1909-1944

Wilna

285

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TURSZ

Mieczysław

A violinist, player in quartet

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284

327

URSTEIN


Ludwik Urstein

A professor and pianist

1870-1939

Warszawa

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WAGHALTER

Henryk

A cellist and organist

1880-1942 Holocaust (Warszawa Ghetto)

Warszawa

274

329

WAGHALTER

Josef

A violinist and pedagogue

-

Warszawa

274

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WAND

Michalina

A pianist, accompanist and piano teacher

-

Warszawa

275

331

WARHAFTIK

Ernest

A bassoon player and conductor

1900-1924

Lwow

275

332

WARS (WARSZAWSKI)

Henryk

A conductor and composer of light music

1902-

Warszawa

276

333

WEINBERG

Mosze

A soloist pianist, accompanist and composer

-

Warszawa

276

334

WEINBERG

Szmuel

A musician and  conductor

1882-?

Warszawa

276

335

WEINER

Szlomo Eliezer Leon

A pianist, cellist, conductor, composer and pedagogue

1898-?

Łódź, Kielce

277

336

WEINGARTEN

Jakub

A musician and composer

-

Krakow

277

337

WEINROTH

Sam

A violinist, jazz expert

-

Łódź

278

 

Sam WEINROTH  --  Violinist and jazz expert.  He was born n Łódź, studied violin and was intrigued with jazz music.  He was devoted to improvising new melodies to syncopated rhythm. Later, he created his own ensemble, “Sam Weinroth Syncopators,” which was recognized as one of the best in Poland.   He played American and English tunes with his own additional improvised refrains, which were received with great applause by his listeners.

 

--J. Radinski:  Obywatel Jazz (p. 104)

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WEISKOP

Jakub

A conductor of philharmonic orchestra and pedagogue

1925 -

Czestochowa

278

339

WEISKOP

Ludwik

A violinist

1914 -

Czestochowa

279

340

WEISSMAN

Jakub (Kuba)

A pianist and accompanist

Holocaust (Lwow)

Krakow

278

 

Jakob (Kuba) WEISSMAN  --  Pianist and accompanist.  Born in Krakow, he completed the piano course with Prof. Jan Hofman at the music conservatory in 1939 before the outbreak of the war.  He had already performed in various venues while still a student, and it was predicted that he would have a great future in music.  At the beginning of the Second World War he fled to Lwów (Lemberg) where he was murdered by the Nazis.

 

--  J. Radinski:  Obywatel Jazz (p. 163)

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WEISSMAN HUBLER

Natalia

A pianist, soloist and pedagogue

-

Krakow

278

342

WEISSNBERG

Ignacy

A master violinist, main violinist in orchestra and concerts

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278

343

WEITZ

Kalman

A cantor, singing teacher and music critic

1916 -

Drohobycz Hungary

279

344

WEKSLER

Misza

A conductor of theater orchestras

1907-1943 Holocaust (Majdanek)

Wilna

280

345

WERTHEIM

Helena

An opera singer

Holocaust

Warszawa

281

346

WERTHEIM

Juliusz Edward

A pianist, conductor, composer and pedagogue

1880-1928

Warszawa

280

347

WESBI

Iwo

A composer and conductor

1902-1961

Krakow

280

348

WIENBERGER

Juliusz

A violinist and conductor

-

Lwow

277

349

WIERNIK

Adam

A violinist and conductor of light music

1916 -

Warszawa

279

350

WIERNIK

Ewa

A pianist

-

Warszawa

280

351

WITKOWSKI

Beniamin

An orchestras conductor

-

Kutno

276

352

WIZUN

Olga

A pianist and pedagogue

Holocaust (Wilna, Ponar, 32 years old only)

Wilna

276

353

WOLBERGER

Dawid Dr.

An amateur musician and a doctor

-

Chelm

274

354

WOLFSTAL

Chone

A composer and conductor

1851-1924

Tysmienica

274

355

WOLFSTAL

Maurycy

A violinist and pedagogue

-

Tysmienica , Lwow

275

356

WOLKOWSKI

Aleksander

A pianist, composer of ghetto songs

1932-

Wilna

275

357

WOLMAN

Halina

A music teacher and pianist

-

Staszow, Bialystok

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ZAJDERMAN

Dawid

A singer and player

?-1942 Holocaust (Majdanek)

Warszawa

282

359

ZAKHEIM

J.

A violinist and chamber music player

-

Warszawa

282

360

ZALUDKOWSKI

Eliahu

A cantor, singer musicologist and pedagogue

1888-1943

Czestochowa, Warszawa

281

361

ZALUDKOWSKI

Noach

A cantor

1859-1936

? Grodno, Kalisz

281

362

ZANDBERG

Rut

-

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-

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363

ZEIDL

Dawid

A violinist master

-

Warszawa

282

364

ZEITLIN

Leo

A musician, composer and pedagogue

-

-

318

365

ZELIGFELD


Zimra Zeligfeld

A folklore singer

?-1942 Holocaust (Treblinka)

Staszow, Warszawa

283

366

ZELMAN

Leon

A conductor of Yiddish theaters orchestras

1880-1942 Holocaust

Warszawa

283

367

ZYLBERTES

Zajnwl

A conductor and composer

1881-1948

Pinsk, Łódź

282

368

ZYSKIND

Mosze

A conductor

-

Lomza, Luck

283

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Notes

1) As per A. Szpilman in an email message from 3 October 2003, Karol Gimpel was killed by Soviet NKWD and did not die in a hospital in Buchara.

2) As per A. Szpilman in an email message from 3 October 2003, Leon Borunski was in Otwock for treatment of the tuberculosis and returned shortly before the mass deportations to Treblinka. He was murdered by the Germans in Treblinka (source: “The Pianist”, By W. Szpilman).

We Remember, We Shall not Forget!


Yosel Berger 1964

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