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  • Elsa Rubin (1884 - c.1941)
  • Pavel Libensky (1923 - 1944)
    Born 06. 08. 1923 Last residence before deportation: Zbraslav Address/place of registration in the Protectorate: Zbraslav Transport Bg, no. 6 (12. 09. 1942, Prague -> Terezín) Transport Ek, no. 1965 ...
  • Fritz Weiss (1919 - 1944)
    Fritz Weiss (Czech: Bedřich Weiss) (28 September 1919 – 28 September 1944) was a jazz musician and arranger, active in the first half of the 20th century. He was an organizer of jazz performances, esp....
  • Jetty Cantor (1903 - 1992)
    Bruidegom: Mozes Cantor Geboorteplaats: Amsterdam Leeftijd: 21 Beroep: violoncellist Vader van de bruidegom: Jacob Cantor Moeder van de bruidegom: Lena Schnitzler Bruid: Henriette Frank Geboorteplaat...
  • Eric T Vogel (1896 - 1980)
    Eric Vogel was a Czech jazz trumpeter. In 1938, Vogel played trumpet in a dixieland combo. After being arrested at Brno in 1939 he was made to organize a jazz school in the Jewish ghetto of that ci...

The Ghetto Swingers were a jazz band organized in the Nazi ghetto Theresienstadt. The Jewish prisoners organized in the ghetto a lively cultural scene including jazz music. On 28 September, 1944, the Ghetto Swingers participated in the Nazi propaganda film “Theresienstadt: A Documentary Film from the Jewish Settlement Area” which is known under its erroneous name “The Fuehrer gave the Jews a city.” Immediately after the Red Cross left and the film was finished, the band members were sent to the Auschwitz death camp.

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Coco Schumann, Kurt Maier, Rita Gokkes, Erich Vogel, and Martin Roman were among the survivors.

The murdered included: Fritz Weiss (clarinet) Kurt Bauer (percussion) Fritz (Frantisek?) Goldschmidt (guitar) Langer (tenor sax) Fr. Mautner (trombone)