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Ghetto Songs Sung by Survivors

Recorded Sound | Digitized | RG Number: RG-91.2079

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    Ghetto Songs Sung by Survivors


    In 1947, Kaczerginski traveled to displaced persons camps in the American zone of occupied Germany and recorded Holocaust survivors singing ghetto songs. These recordings were given to the Central Jewish Historical Commission in Munich. Upon dissolution of Central Jewish Hisorical Commission, the recordings were transferred to the Yad Vashem Archives in Israel and cataloged as part of the archival collection M-1.

    Shmaryahu (Shmerke) Kaczerginski (b. Vilna, 1908, d. Argentina, 1954) was a poet, musician, and cultural activist. A participant in the Vilna Ghetto uprising, after the war he founded the first post-Holocaust Jewish museum in Europe.
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    Recorded Sound Provenance
    Since 1992, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's music historian has collected historic sound recordings, published materials, interviews, and music related to the Holocaust and World War II.
    Recorded Sound Notes
    Musicologist's file contains: USHMM archive form with track listings; handwritten lyrics in English and Hebrew; typed lyrics in Yiddish
    Recorded Sound Source
    Bret Werb
    File Number
    Musicology Tape Number: 73a
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    2024-02-21 07:29:12
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