Yiddish songs of the Shoah : a source study based on the collections of Shmerke Kaczerginski / by Bret Charles Werb.
This study examines the repertoire of Yiddish-language Shoah (or Holocaust) songs prepared for publication between the years 1945 and 1949, focusing its attention on the work of the most influential individual song collector, Shmerke Kaczerginski (1908-1954). Although a number of initiatives to preserve the "sung folklore" of the Nazi ghettos and camps were undertaken soon after the end of the Second World War, Kaczerginski's magnum opus, the anthology Lider fun di getos un lagern (Songs of the Ghettos and Camps), published in New York in 1948, remains unsurpassed to this day as a resource for research in the field of Jewish folk and popular music of the Holocaust period.
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