The funeral was held on January 8, 1943 in the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York Tesla's coffin is covered with flags of the United States and Yugoslavia
1943 The funeral was attended by 2,000 people and the mayor of New York, Fiorello La Guardia.
A short film and audio recording has been preserved from the funeral.
At Tesla's request, he was accompanied by music. He was looking for two songs - Schubert's composition "Ave Maria" and, for the end, "Tamo daleko" (a traditional Serbian song from the First World War).
This is evidenced by an audio recording preserved in the New York Archives. The melodies were played by Tesla's friend, violinist Zlatko Balaković, accompanied by the "Slovan" choir.
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