DISPLAY CASE CONTENTS feature labeled artifacts, photos, documents and
Case 1. Anna's National Kulturbund Membership and Leipzig Kulturbund Ticket Cards
Case 2. Anna/Hirsch Leipzig Years
Case 3. Anna/Hirsch post-1936
Case 4. Halina pre-and post-Holocaust photos, travel/identity documents, post-War duplicate
Leipzig Conservatory diploma, and itinerant concert memorabilia.
Individual items from Cases 1-4 are originals or expert reproductions. Terms for loan of specific items are by agreement.
EXHIBIT PANELS provide timelines and historical background for Anna and Halina's journeys. Case labels match the Panels' color-coded Banners. The 10 retractable 84"x36" free-standing mylar Panel screens (4 two-sided) come in their own zippered carry bags. Exhibit cases are provided by hosts and will vary. Hosts may select Panels with or without case contents, or (if space is limited) may use the Brochure in lieu of the Panels.
The first Panel sets the 1933 scene with creation of the Kulturbund and introductions of Two Pianos main characters. Viewers then move from Leipzig's pre-1933 glamor ("Leipzig's Allure") with a flashback to musical Weimar student years ("Keeping Time"), follow Anna's 1936 departure to safety ("Just in Time"), and proceed to Halina's expulsion and perilous journey through darkness ("Out of Time") . A final panel summarizes the Kulturbund's end, its legacy, and the characters' long friendship ("Legacies").
Anna: Leipzig Conservatory Diploma and curriculum materials