www.nederlandsmuziekinstituut.nl catalogue application number NMI MNmfI/0768
Words by Guido Gezelle
About Samuel Schuijer
(09/09/1873 - 12/11/1942)
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.