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Rescuing the Repertoire of the Yiddish Shoah Song

June 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm SAST

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This presentation highlights the life and career of Vilna-born poet and anthologist Shmerke Kaczerginski. Known for his pre-war revolutionary folksongs, Kaczerginski was a vital creative force in the Vilna ghetto and later joined an underground partisan unit. During the war, he began collecting songs, believing they were unique historical documentation and a memorial to Nazi genocide victims. His major contribution, the 1948 anthology Lider fun di getos und lagern (Songs from the Ghettos and Camps), remains a key reference in Holocaust-era Jewish music folklore. The presentation will feature recordings from this collection and other Shoah song preservation efforts.


June 26
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm SAST


Cape Town Holocaust & Genocide Centre
88 Hatfield Street, Gardens, Cape Town, 8001
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