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Diane Cypkin sings songs created by her father in Kovno ghetto

Recorded Sound | Digitized | RG Number: RG-91.2016

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    Diane Cypkin sings songs created by her father in Kovno ghetto


    Diane Cypkin (of NYC) sings several songs created in Kovno ghetto by her father, Avrom Cypkin (Tsipkin), accompanied by synthesizer and drum machine.
    1) Tsores un layd (0:00-4:29); 2) Maystes (4:38-7:02); 3) Frayhayt (7:05-10:36); 4) Mayn heym (10:44-end).
    Performer: Avrom Cypkin
    Performer: Diane Cypkin
    Diane Cypkin (b. 1948) is the daughter of the Kovno ghetto songwriter Abraham (Avrom) Cypkin. Born in a Displaced Persons camp near Munich, Germany, she immigrated to the United States with her parents in 1949. Cypkin earned a Ph.D. in Performance Studies at New York University, and is Professor of Media, Communications, and Visual Arts at Pace University. A gifted performer specializing in Yiddish repertoire, Cypkin has appeared in Broadway productions and sung on commercially-released recordings. She interprets several of her father's ghetto songs on the CD Hidden History: Songs of the Kovno Ghetto, issued by the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1997. (Source:
    Audiocassette; magnetic

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    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.
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    Bret Werb
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    2024-06-10 10:49:16
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