Jonas Turkow writes:
"A familiar name in Lvov
(Lemberg; Lwow) was the artist and author of "Estrada"
songs, Emanuel Schechter. His songs "Lvover gitare," "Varshvara,"
"Valdoy," Bloyz eyne," "Nor in Lvov," and many others
were sung in many languages all over Poland, the Soviet
Union and other countries.
In 1939 when Western Ukraine
was occupied by the Soviets, the talented artist and
poet was invited to Leningrad to write for a musical
screenplay for the movie studio "Lenfilm." The always
cheerful Emanuel Schechter could not know beforehand
that on a hot summer day in 1942 he would be led away
from the Lvov Jewish ghetto on a workday, to the Lvov
Town Hall to color the walls.
In house number 16 on
Kresover Street, in a small kitchen on the first floor,
together with his wife and son and other innocent
victims, geshmakht until November 1942, when on a
cold, rainy November morning, the machine of the Gestapo
came to the house, which led them away forever to the
sand castle by Litshakov, where they were brought
together with thousands of Jews from Lvov."
Sh. E. by Jonas