Photograph : paper : photography : Ink : black, white ; Ht: 7,75 in. x W: 10,25 in.
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White border. Indoors. Group of musicians wearing camp prisoner uniforms and performing a concert in Munich for American soldiers and UJA staff. Behind them is a 2-dimensional cardboard backdrop made up of a large palm tree, a column, and a section of barbed wire fence on which there are two Stars of David, one in German and one in Yiddish. A series of large paper Yiddish letters decorate the front of the stage and read "Am Yisrael Chai" (the nation of Israel lives). The musicians are members of The Saint Ottilien Ex-Concentration Camp Orchestra. Pictured from left to right are Max Beker (violin), Max Borstein (violin), Melech Granat (drums), Jerzy Richter (voice), Fania Beker (piano) and Rala Wolfberg (clarinet). Narrative: The leader of the orchestra was Michel Hofmekler. The musicians played every Sunday in the Kovno ghetto. The donor, Etta Kaplan, was a spectator at the Nuremberg trials.