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Select Videos, Presentations and Audio Clips

Nora Jean and Michael Levin talk about their "little history project" (ten years in), Washington DC, 1989:

A Border Town in Poland:  

o  ZOOM Book Launch (October 2021): 

o  ZOOM presentation to Jewish Genealogy Society of Los Angeles (April 2022):

Two Pianos: Playing for Life:  

o  "Sizzle Reel" overview with clips from rehearsals, presentations or performances in Philadelphia. Leipzig, and Newark NJ (Rutgers University) (January 2022):

o  Two Pianos: Playing for Life YouTube channel play list:

o   October 2019, Rutgers University/Newark NJ performance

Video Clip:   "1938 -- Deported from Leipzig to Poland"  

Interview with Jola (Schulsinger) Hoffman 

Kean University (NJ) Holocaust Resource Center, Nov. 1987

(Now archived at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington DC)

Select Power Point Presentations (Pre-Papers Please) -- Click Title to View Slides

"Stumbling Stones" (Stolpersteine)

Alte, David and Solomon Suwalski in Leipzig:

A story with pictures and a sad ending

AriowitschHaus / HinrichsenStrasse 14, Leipzig

26 June 2012

Leipzig Legacies

104 Years of Musical Memories --

The Burstein sisters at the Leipzig Conservatory

(“…and They Played till the End of Their Days”)

1 GrassiStrasse, Leipzig

25 June 2012

Select oral history audio clips from taped interviews:

Hirsch Bieler, recorded Philadelphia PA 1979-1980:  A Zionist (future president of Israel Zalman Shazar) recruits in Grajewo, causing a synagogue riot.

Rubashov 1917
Hirsch Bieler (Grajewo)

Rebecca Burstein-Arber, recorded Tel Aviv March 1980:  violinist-composer Joseph Achron calls on Rebecca in Revolutionary Petrograd and asks her to play his new compositions, under somewhat strained circumstances, c. 1919.

Rebecca meets Joseph Achron (Petrograd)
Rebecca (Rebeea Meets Joseph Achron)

Halina Neuman (recorded in her NYC apartment, 1981) describes music as survival and plays the Chopin Mazurka she has just seen Gelsey Kirkland (choreographed by George Balanchine) dance at the New York City Ballet, Lincoln Center. This episode is included in the DVD of the Untermyer Gardens performance, with a video clip of Kirkland dancing and Stanislava Varshavski playing the Chopin Mazuruka. 

Halina (Halina mazurka)