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Ghetto songs

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"Most of the songs were created in the ghettos set up by the Germans in 1940 in Warsaw, Kovno, Vilna, Lodz, Bialystok, Riga, Cracow, and other centers. The songs described the crowded quarters, the food scarcities, the backbreaking toil, the irritations, abnormalities, humiliations, degradations heaped upon Jews from all over Europe, who had been driven into the ghettos together. The ghetto songs reveal the capacity for suffering and the elemental will to survive--the natural urge to create, to sing and even laugh." (From Voices of a People, p. 424).

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Mir vern gehast un getribn

Title

Mir vern gehast un getribn

Date

1948

Description

[Spoken introduction by informant:

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“Mir vern gehast un getribn,” YIVO Online Exhibitions, accessed October 22, 2020, https://ruthrubin.yivo.org/items/show/1876.
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Hot zikh mir di shikh tserisn

Title

Hot zikh mir di shikh tserisn

Date

1948

Description

Vilna ghetto. [Spoken introduction by informant: "A lid fun vilner geto.”]
[Handwritten note on outside of tape box:] Interview (song recall) with Sh. Kacerginsky, [sic Kaczerginsky] Vilna Ghetto Partisan. [Tape log handwritten in Yiddish alef-beyz on 3 index cards.]

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“Hot zikh mir di shikh tserisn,” YIVO Online Exhibitions, accessed October 22, 2020, https://ruthrubin.yivo.org/items/show/1881.
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A yuks a puks

Title

A yuks a puks

Date

1948

Description

[Handwritten Yiddish note on tape log: Iberbetn] [Handwritten note on outside of tape box:] Interview (song recall) with Sh. Kacerginsky, [sic Kaczerginsky] Vilna Ghetto Partisan. [Tape log handwritten in Yiddish alef-beyz on 3 index cards.]

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“A yuks a puks,” YIVO Online Exhibitions, accessed October 22, 2020, https://ruthrubin.yivo.org/items/show/1886.
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Oy habet mishomayim ur

Title

Oy habet mishomayim ur

Date

1948

Description

[Spoken introduction by informant, explaining that this is a song which religious Jews sang in the ghetto.] [Handwritten note on outside of tape box:] Interview (song recall) with Sh. Kacerginsky, [sic Kaczerginsky] Vilna Ghetto Partisan. [Tape log handwritten in Yiddish alef-beyz on 3 index cards.]

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Citation

“Oy habet mishomayim ur,” YIVO Online Exhibitions, accessed October 22, 2020, https://ruthrubin.yivo.org/items/show/1887.
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A bokh

Title

A bokh

Date

1948

Description

[Handwritten note in English on tape log:] The Russian [Song is a pro-Bolshevik song sung in Yiddish & then in Russian. Comments in Yiddish after song, followed by Russian version] Handwritten note on outside of tape box:] Interview (song recall) with Sh. Kacerginsky, [sic Kaczerginsky] Vilna Ghetto Partisan. [Tape log handwritten in Yiddish alef-beyz on 3 index cards.] [Kaczerginsky explains that the song was sung in Vilna before the war, 1936, 1937]

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Citation

“A bokh,” YIVO Online Exhibitions, accessed October 22, 2020, https://ruthrubin.yivo.org/items/show/1890.
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