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Kh’hob derlebt a shvartse tsayt


Kh’hob derlebt a shvartse tsayt




[Note in typewritten tape log inside box:] Nos. 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 are to be found in Kaczerginsky’s collection: “Lider fun di getos un lagern,” published in New York in 1948. This remarkable collection, attests to the living importance of these songs, as they were obviously retained by the singers above, which include people who actually survived the German occupation, and others who learned the songs from them. In 1948 I was still gathering material on “home-made” recordings, which were later transferred to tape. This accounts for undue noises, etc.


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“Kh’hob derlebt a shvartse tsayt,” YIVO Online Exhibitions, accessed July 14, 2024,
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