Vengeance and Loss: Yiddish Songs of the Holocaust, pt. 2

We return today with the second part of our interview with Anna Shternshis and Psoy Korolenko about their rediscovery and redevelopment of songs written by Jewish Holocaust survivors in 1940s Ukraine. Read Part One here. With this post, we’ll feature two of these songs, “The German’s Complaint,” and “At Night on … → read more

Vengeance and Loss: Yiddish Songs of the Holocaust, pt. I

Introduction We have rarely strayed far from English language sources at Murder Ballad Monday. Whether the songs we explore pull from the British Isles or from African-American or Maritime traditions, for example, our idiom has typically been English, and our sources mostly Western European or North American. This is not … → read more