composer and conductor
Born into a musical family, Bajgelman received training as violinist and conductor. After a short stint in Łódź, he took the position of conductor with the Kraków operetta, with which he toured Africa and South America. Upon his return, Bajgelman was in high demand as a composer for several theatres in Łódź, Warsaw, and Rzeszów, but it is his collaboration with the brilliant ensemble of the Ararat theater in Łódź that got him most accolades. In the beginning of World War II, he was forced into the Lodzer Ghetto, where he continued his musical activities until at least 1942.
Lerski, Tomasz. Syrena Record: pierwsza polska wytwórnia fonograficzna; Poland’s first recording company, 1904-1939. New York; Warsaw: Editions Karin, 2004..
Auschwitz concentration camp
“Dawid Bajgelman,” Jewish Life in Interwar Łódź , accessed March 21, 2023, https://jewish-lodz.iu.edu/items/show/62.