15 2019

Yiddish Glory: The Lost Songs of World War II

6:30PM - 9:00PM  

Eastern Michigan University Student Center Ballroom 900 Oakwood
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Contact Celia Murkowski

$ Cost $ 36.00

On Sunday, September 15 at 6:30 PM in the Ballroom of the Eastern Michigan University Student Center, 900 Oakwood, Ypsilanti, the EMU Center for Jewish Studies opens its Fall Lecture/Performance Series with “Yiddish Glory: The Lost Songs of World War II,” a program that Howard Reich of the Chicago Tribune has called “revelatory,” and Andy Herrman of NPR Music, “a minor miracle.” With “Yiddish Glory,” singer-songwriter Psoy Korolenko (Moscow - New York) and historian Anna Shternshis (University of Toronto) bring to life a nearly vanished musical history in this all-new concert and lecture program. Collected by Moisei Beregovsky and other scientists of the Kiev Cabinet for Jewish Culture, these previously unknown Yiddish songs were confiscated and hidden by the Soviet government in 1949, and have only recently come to light. None of these songs were known until they were accidentally discovered in the basement of the Ukrainian National Library in the 1990s. This should be a remarkable evening (and there is a dinner as well!!!)

Sponsor: Eastern Michigan University Center for Jewish Studies