Part 1: Early Years and Family Background
This first part of Hugo Weisgall’s story begins with his earliest memory—singing in the synagogue choir on Yom Kippur—and ends at 980 Prospect Avenue in the Bronx, where he arrived in the U.S. at the age of eight. The focus is on his family life in Ivančice (now part of the Czech Republic) and early experiences in America. Interview conducted by Neil W. Levin, and the composer's children, Jonathan and Deborah Weisgall.
Date: January 25, 1995
Credit: Milken Family Foundation
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