The following list is a combined effort, the result of research by interviews and written communications with survivors in Israel, England, Belgium, France, Holland, Australia, Germany, Poland, the former Czechoslovakia, and the United States. (Inquiries to the former Soviet Union failed to reveal the full names of several Russian and Ukrainian members of the women's orchestra.) The record remains incomplete. Further information will be appreciated and incorporated into future editions of this book.
The list includes members of the orchestra throughout its existence, from its founding in April 1943 until the evacuation of Jewish players to Bergen- Belsen in October 1944. Maiden names precede married names except in the case of orchestra members who have shown a preference for hyphenated forms. Alternate spellings appear in parentheses. Pseudonyms used in Fénelon 1977 and Knapp 1996 are not to be confused with the actual names listed here.
|Name||Nationality||No.||Role(s)in Music Block||Block Member|
|Ala (Alla) Gres||Russia||pianist, music copyist||Dec 43-Oct 44|
|Alma Rosé (Jewish)||Austria||50381||conductor/kapo, vio-||Aug 43-Apr 44|
|(d. Apr 44)||linist and pianist|
|Anita Lasker-Wallfisch||Germany||69388||cellist||Oct 43-Oct 44|