Composer killed by Nazis is reburied in Paris

The Polish-French film composer Casimir Oberfeld died in January 1945 on a forced march westwards out of Auschwitz. His body was dumped on a Czech railway platform at Prelouc, and buried locally.

Yesterday, his son exhumed his remains and brought them for burial at the Paris-Montmartre cemetery.

Casimir Oberfeld

Among the many tragic ironies of Oberfeld’s life, one of his melodies was stolen by the Vichy regime and adapted as its authoritarian anthem.

 

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