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Fall, Siegfried b. November 10, 1877 d. April 10, 1943 Composer. The younger brother of operetta composer Leo Fall, he studied in Berlin with Max Bruch. His career began promisingly when his Piano Trio Op. 4 (c. 1900) received Germany's highest musical award, the Mendelsshon Prize, and he went on to have an opera, a symphony, and several instrumental and vocal works performed in the years before World War I. In the postwar era he was active primarily as an arranger and choral director in Vienna. In 1942 Fall was arrested by the Nazis in...[Read More] (Bio by: Robert Edwards) Terezin Jewish Cemetery and Memorial, Terezin (Theresienstadt), Ustecky, Czech Republic Plot: Cremated, ashes buried in unmarked mass grave
Schul, Zikmund b. January 11, 1916 d. June 2, 1944 Composer. A talented musician of the World War II era, he wrote music of a distinctively Jewish character in the face of Nazi persecution. Schul was born in Chemnitz, Germany. He studied briefly with Paul Hindemith in Berlin before the rise of Hitler drove his family to Prague in 1933. While continuing his education at the city's German Music Academy, he catalogued old synagogue songs for the Alt-neu-Shul and this had a decisive impact on his development. In November 1941 he was deported to...[Read More] (Bio by: Robert Edwards) Terezin Jewish Cemetery and Memorial, Terezin (Theresienstadt), Ustecky, Czech Republic Plot: Cremated, ashes buried in unmarked mass grave
Terezin Memorial The town of Terezin (Theresianstadt), originally built as a military forteress in the eighteenth century, was used by the Nazi regime as a 'transit' concentration camp for Jews deported from Germany and occupied countries. Over 150,000 prisoners, including eventually non-Jewish and political prisoners, were sent there. Many thousands died in Theresienstadt due to hardships and insanitary conditions, and of the 87,000 prisoners sent from there on transports, including many children,less than 4...[Read More] (Bio by: David Conway) Terezin Jewish Cemetery and Memorial, Terezin (Theresienstadt), Ustecky, Czech Republic