Austria - AKM Index of Musicians Found- Red-Lined Out Jewish Composers
- Published on Friday, 29 August 2014 22:52
Carla Shapreau, a violin maker, attorney and lecturer as UC Berkeley School of Law researched Nazi persecution of Jewish musicians. Shapreau looks for valuable musical instruments and collections of sheet music that the Nazis confiscated, and anything else that will add to the world's store of knowledge about how Jewish musicians were forced into emigration, silence or death. Several years ago she found in the Vienna City Library a small book that had 2,000 printed names (33 pages) –published in the 1930s—the membership of artists –mostly composers represented by AKM, a performing arts society. AKM’s function was to collect royalties earned in Austria from performances or recordings and give them to the composers.
(photo A Membership Index of artists from the 1930’s found at the Vienna Library © Carla Shapreau)
U. K. - Marriage Certificates to Include Mothers' Names
- Published on Monday, 01 September 2014 14:46
Since Queen Victoria’s time 1830’s—marriage certificates in England and Wales included only the names of the father of the bride and groom—not the mothers. Scotland and Wales already include mothers names. In fact when civil registration was introduced in Scotland in 1855 mothers' names were on marriage certificates from day one!
Poland - More on Poland Warsaw Will Return 1, 000 Gravestones to Jewish Cemetery
- Published on Monday, 25 August 2014 11:39
In the recent posting which was referring to an article in the Tablet , which had a photo of the Okopowa Street Jewish Cemetery, Hadassah Lipsius pointed out that the JTA article states the matzevah’s were taken from and returned to the Brodno Jewish Cemetery in Warsaw. As the JTA article quotes a statement From the Depths, which is the organization responsible for getting the matzevah’s returned—please excuse the mention of the Okopowa Street Cemetery as it is incorrect and the correct cemetery is Brodno. (photo: A structure made out of Jewish headstones at a park in Warsaw earlier this year. (Courtesy of From the Depths) Read the JTA article.