Yiddish Glory: The Lost Songs of World War II

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Canada Council of the Arts, Ontario Arts Council
Shternshis, Anna, Korolenko, Psoy, Rosenberg, Dan
North American Jews have explored--and continue to explore--Yiddish language, literature, theater, and music. In this project, Anna Shternshis, Professor of Germanic Languages and Literatures at the University of Toronto, collaborated with artist, Psoy Korolenko and producer Dan Rosenberg, to resurrect the anti-fascist Yiddish songs created by holocaust victims. The songs, which documented Nazi atrocities, were discovered in an old Soviet archive. Yiddish Glory is an album of this resurrected music, enabling the public to hear "for the first time..hear the voices of the Soviet Jews who were thought to be silenced by Hitler and Stalin." Click on the link above to learn about the project, hear the music and see the lyrics, both in Yiddish and English transliteration.
Communities and Organizations, Music, Yiddish, Canada