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Misha Veksler
Birth Date
Birth Place
Vilnius, Lithuania
Death Date
September 1943
Death Place
Ponary, Vilnius, Lithuania

Misha Veksler  Biography

Misha Veksler was a composer, conductor. Born in 1907 in Vilna (Vilna province of the Russian Empire, now Vilnius, Lithuania). Parents owned a small factory for the production of soda water.

Played the piano at the Polish State Conservatory.

In June 1941, he was captured by the Germans in Vilnius, and then in the Jewish ghetto they created. Because of the transferred poliomyelitis, Wexler was a humpback and could only move on crutches. Therefore, in the conditions of the ghetto, there was always a danger of being sent to the extermination camp on charges of “physical inferiority.”

Nevertheless, he was quite a notable figure, because he was the second conductor of the orchestra of the revue theater, functioning in the ghetto (chief conductor Volf Durmashkin). Wexler was also one of the composers of this theater. He composed music for a number of plays (G.Berger’s Mabul / Flood, P. Hirschbein’s Green Felder / Green Fields, D. Pinsky’s Oitser / Treasure), as well as individual songs for the revue (” Irushalaim “,” Isrolik “,” Peshet Fu Reshe / Peche from Lesser “).

During the liquidation of the ghetto, Wexler was captured and deported to the Ponary death camp, 12 kilometers from Vilnius.

Misha Veksler was killed in September 1943.

2 Songs Composed by Misha Veksler

 2 Tracks Composed   Add songs to playlist
  • Peshe Fun Reshe
  • Yisrolik

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    Was Nicholas related to Alexander Saslavsky who married Celeste Izolee Todd?

  2. Mark Goldman says:

    Anyone have a contact email for Yair Klinger or link to score for Ha-Bayta?

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