Shony Alex Braun

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Sandor (Shony) Alex Braun (Cristuru-Secuiesc, Romania, 14 July 1930 – Los Angeles, 4 October 2002)[1] was a Hungarian-Jew (Romanian born) violinist, Holocaust survivor, classical composer and actor. His "Symphony of the Holocaust" for violin and orchestra was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in 1994.[2] He also played bit parts in the TV shows Perry Mason, WKRP in Cincinnati and the film '68.[3] He died of pneumonia on 4 October 2002.[4][5]

Early life[edit]

After the Holocaust he resumed his violin studies. He emigrated to the United States in 1950.[6]


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  5. ^ Los Angeles Times - Obituary: Shony Alex Braun, 70; Violinist, Composer Survived Holocaust"
  6. ^ Vanderknyff, Rick (1986-12-05), "Gypsy-inspired : Holocaust Survivor To Perform", Los Angeles Times


Shony Alex Braun Shony Alex Braun with Emily Cavins, My Heart is a Violin, 1st Books, 2002