HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Video & Multimedia (Forum) » Werner Klemperer and John...

Sat Feb 15, 2020, 01:15 AM

Werner Klemperer and John Banner sing Silent night Robert Clary sings a French Carol



Couple of things about the three men
1. All three were Jewish
2. Banner and Clary spent time in a concentration camp
3. It was uncertain which one, Banner or Klemperer, would be Klink and which one would be Schultz

11 replies, 1090 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 11 replies Author Time Post
Reply Werner Klemperer and John Banner sing Silent night Robert Clary sings a French Carol (Original post)
rpannier Feb 2020 OP
BunnyMcGee Feb 2020 #1
edbermac Feb 2020 #2
rpannier Feb 2020 #7
homegirl Feb 2020 #3
jg10003 Feb 2020 #5
jg10003 Feb 2020 #4
rpannier Feb 2020 #6
jg10003 Feb 2020 #8
Sherman A1 Feb 2020 #9
GeoWilliam750 Feb 2020 #10
Scarsdale Feb 2020 #11

Response to rpannier (Original post)

Sat Feb 15, 2020, 02:56 AM

1. Thank you

for posting this. They are wonderful singers and I did not know Banner as well as Clary had been in CC during the war. Klemperer I knew had music skills, but I thought as a piano player. And his father, the orchestra conductor, my older brother has some vinyl albums.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to rpannier (Original post)

Sat Feb 15, 2020, 03:36 AM

2. Clary is still with us.

He’ll be 94 on March 1.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to edbermac (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 15, 2020, 05:37 AM

7. Thanks for that

I thought he had passed on

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to rpannier (Original post)

Sat Feb 15, 2020, 03:54 AM

3. Another musical statement...

"The Day Democracy Died" Sung by The Founding Fathers

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to homegirl (Reply #3)

Sat Feb 15, 2020, 04:57 AM

5. brilliant

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to rpannier (Original post)


Response to jg10003 (Reply #4)

Sat Feb 15, 2020, 05:37 AM

6. I saw that. Did not know that about Caine though

I read somewhere that Askin was the only one who ever went back to Germany, Klemperer and Banner never did
I think Askin died in either Germany or Austria
They all did a wonderful job on the show
The tattoo was why we never saw LeBeau in shortsleeves

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to rpannier (Original post)

Sat Feb 15, 2020, 06:09 AM

8. repost - Jewish cast of Hogan's heroes

Clary spent three years in a concentration camp, his parents and other family members were killed there, and he has an identity tattoo from the camp on his arm.

John Banner had been held in a (pre-war) concentration camp and his family was killed during the war. He was born in Austria. In 1938 he was performing with an acting troupe in Switzerland when Hitler annexed Austria to Nazi Germany. Banner then immigrated to America.

Leon Askin (General Burkholder) was also in a pre-war French internment camp and his parents were killed at Treblinka.

Klemperer and his family left Germany in 1933. His father was a famous orchestra conductor, and his father's 1st cousin a famous scholar and diarist.

Howard Caine (Major Hochstetter) was a Jewish American.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to rpannier (Original post)

Sat Feb 15, 2020, 06:45 AM

9. Thanks for posting

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to rpannier (Original post)

Sat Feb 15, 2020, 08:35 AM

10. Thank you for posting

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to rpannier (Original post)

Sat Feb 15, 2020, 12:03 PM

11. All very talented singers.

This brought tears to my eyes. I enjoyed "Hogan's Heroes" for years, never knew their background stories. Thank you for posting this.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread