Forbidden Music Regained

Leo Smit Stichting
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Israelitische gezangen

By Samuel Schuijer

Vocal music
Voice solo (voice)
location of manuscript archive registration number 399/06a-d


Israelite chants

Sung by Mr. Swarts at the installation of A. van Loen as Chief Rabbi on 15 November 1903

The Hague

About Samuel Schuijer

(09/09/1873 - 12/11/1942)
Samuel Schuijer

On December 11, 1942, Samuel Schuijer was murdered in Auschwitz. His home and music school had been plundered by the Nazis. With the loss of his life and destruction of his belongings, all traces of this significant Dutch musician seemed to be erased. But a group of children in The Hague found a box containing music manuscripts, waiting for the garbage truck. They took their treasure home and it became the first step in rediscovering a lost fragment of Dutch music history.

by Carine Alders