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Songs from Vilna Ghetto

Di zelbe gasn un tramvayen

Title

Di zelbe gasn un tramvayen

Date

1948

Description

[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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Citation

“Di zelbe gasn un tramvayen,” YIVO Online Exhibitions, accessed November 28, 2020, https://ruthrubin.yivo.org/items/show/5742.
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Undzer lid iz ful mit troyer -- Yugnt himen

Title

Undzer lid iz ful mit troyer -- Yugnt himen

Date

1948

Description

[Spoken introduction by informant explaining that children learned this song in the Vilna ghetto and adults began to sing it in the ghetto, in German camps, and in every place where Jews were. Unidenitified whistler in background; probably Ruth Rubin. Informant identifies composer as Basye Rubin, from Vilna, who he says wrote it before World War Two and asked him to write a lyric, which he did.

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“Undzer lid iz ful mit troyer -- Yugnt himen,” YIVO Online Exhibitions, accessed November 28, 2020, https://ruthrubin.yivo.org/items/show/1882.
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