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Emanuel Szlechter

Emanuel Schlechter (pseudonyms Eman, Olgierd Lech) (Emanuel Szlechter) (9 October 1904 – 1943) was born and died in Lwów. He was a Polish-Jewish artist, lyricist, screenwriter, librettist, writer, satirist, translator, composer and director.

His father was a house painter in Lwów. The family name of his mother was Begeleiter. Emanuel's brother was Emil Henryk Szlechter (1906-1995), an expert in the law of the Sumerian, Babylonian and Assyrian. When Szlechter was 14 years old, he joined to Małopolskie Oddziały Armii Ochotniczej (Lesser Poland's Volunteer Army) and during summer 1920 he participated in defense of Lwów.

After passing his matura exam around 1923 he studied law at the Jan Kazimierz University in Lwów and worked briefly in a law firm. His earliest lyrics were written for Leon Borunski's songs, staged at the Morskie Oko theater's Parada gwiazd show in 1930, performed and recorded by Syrena Rekord star Kazimierz Krukowski.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 10, 1904 (Lviv), Died November 11, 1943 (Lviv)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1939

Roles Represented in DAHR: songwriter, lyricist, composer

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Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-78935 10-in. 12/12/1933 Kaźdemu wolno kochać Paweł Faut Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-031508 10-in. 1/17/1939 Jedna jedyna Mieczyslaw Fogg Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor BS-031518 10-in. 1/18/1939 Prawdziwa milosc Mieczyslaw Fogg Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble lyricist  
Victor BS-073762 10-in. 3/27/1942 Tylko we Lwowie Jam Kulesza ; Wesoła Piątka Instrumental quintet, with male vocal solo songwriter  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Szlechter, Emanuel," accessed March 25, 2023,

Szlechter, Emanuel. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 25, 2023, from

"Szlechter, Emanuel." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 25 March 2023.

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