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Papers Please Supporters


As a non-profit organization, our generous Contributors have made possible development of the Papers Please live concert documentary events in Philadelphia, Newark, Leipzig and Yonkers plus companion educational materials such as the Two Pianos Exhibits; color brochures in German and English; event programs in German and English; and filming/editing the Highlights Videos displayed here or on the Two Pianos YouTube channel.  Donations of in-kind expert services supported video and audio tape conversions of family archival material for our multi-media presentations and provided the expertise to produce full-length DVDs of the 2019 Rutgers and 2022 Yonkers events.  

Donations also enabled the 2021 publication / distribution (under the Penn Convoy Press imprint) of A Border Town in Poland: A 20th Century Memoir/ Hirsch Bieler as told to Nora Jean and Michael H. Levin. The second volume in this oral-history series, Firebird, the Musical Life and Times of  Rebecca Burstein-Arbor as told to Nora Jean and Michael H. Levin, will be published in 2023. A final volume, covering (among other events) Anna's pianist older sister Bertha and Bertha's musical family during and after the Siege of Leningrad (1941-1944), should appear in 2024.

Unique artifacts from Anna’s Kulturbund membership and her Leipzig Germany Kulturbund concerts (1934, 1936) were donated by the Levin family to (and are preserved by) the Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History (NMAJH), Philadelphia PA. Please click this link to view the online collections catalog entries.


2018:  The Judische Kulturbund Project, Gail Prensky, Director – Philadelphia PA

2019:  Ariowitsch Haus, Gisela Kallenbach, Director - Leipzig Germany

2019:  Institute for Jazz Studies, Wayne Winborne, Director - Rutgers University / Newark NJ

2022:  Untermyer Gardens Conservancy, Stephen Byrns, President - Yonkers, NY


City of Leipzig, Office for International Affairs and Office for Cultural Affairs


Premiere Concert & Full Exhibit: Mary Louise Curtis Branch, Settlement Music School – Philadelphia PA

Back-Story Concert & Exhibit: Grieg Haus (World HQ, Editions Peters Music Publishing) – Leipzig  

Two Pianos Concert & Display Case (Anna Burstein / Halina Neuman Admissions and Graduation records) -- Leipzig Conservatory

Two Pianos Concert & Full Exhibit: Paul Robeson Center – Rutgers University/ Newark

Two Pianos Concert: Persian Walled Garden, Untermyer Gardens Conservancy – Yonkers NY


Hyatt Corporation; Parkway Corporation -- Philadelphia

Europische Stiftung der Rahn Dittrich Group; KSW Immobilien; Reinwald GmbH; Marriott Corporation -- Leipzig

Yamaha Artist Services -- Rutgers/Newark


Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History (NMAJH) -- Philadelphia

Synagoge und Begegnungszentrum [Community Center] e.V. -- Leipzig

Ahavas Sholom Synagogue -- Rutgers / Newark


Video / Audio: Gail Prensky, Meteopa Productions -- Washington DC

DVDs: Stuart Schnitzer -- Newark NJ


$7,500 - $24,999 - Benefactors - Levin/Hoffman Family

Hon. Lori Grifa and Edward Hoffman

Ann and Ken Hoffman

Nora Jean and Michael Levin

$2,500 - $7,499 - Patrons

Gail Chesler

Margot K. Jones

Paris Singer

$500 - $2,499 - Donors

Andrew S. Levin

Phyllis and Michael Levy

Hon. Andrew Maguire

Igor Mizine

Jane and Salomon Suwalsky

$25 - $499 – Supporters

Frances Baronowitz

Stu Berman

Jeri and Steve Bier

Charitable Flex Fund

Miriam and Aaron Cohen

Nancy Colodny

Christine Danser

Harriet Derman

Jeffrey Epstein

Susan Glazer

Howard Gleckman

Gail Gordon

Stephanie Haftel

Jill Harris

Sandra Herbert

Bettina Hoerlin

Andrew Hoffman

Edward Hutman

Cynthia Kelly

Eliot N. Mag

Frederick and Suzanne Miller

Eugene Mizine

Toby Needler

Mimi Pollack

Michelle Portnoff

Pro Piano 

Aaron Schneider

Susan Schneider

Sara Schoo

Harold Schwartz

Seth Shulman

Carol Solotoff

Bob and Lisa Suvalsky

Thomas Toronto

Joan and Steve Trachtenberg

Renee and Joe Zuritsky

Five Anonymous gifts