Last Yiddish Heroes

 Lost and Found Songs of Soviet Jews during World War II


July 2, 2020 @ 7:30 pm



Musicologist Moisei Beregovsky collected songs written by Jews in Soviet Union during the Holocaust, which were confiscated and hidden by the Soviet government in 1949. These songs tell the stories of how Soviet Jews lived and died as a result of the German occupation and Nazi atrocities, fought in the Red Army, worked in the home front, and used Yiddish music to find solace and make sense of it all.  These songs remained lost until historian Anna Shternshis found them quite accidentally in the basement of the Ukrainian National Library in the 1990’s. Together with Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Psoy Korolenko (Moscow – New York) professor Shternshis (University of Toronto) produced and directed the Grammy nominated CD Yiddish Glory, bringing back to life these long lost songs.

A Virtual Concert-Lecture Program Celebrating The 2019-2020 Year


Professor Shternshis and singer-songwriter Psoy Korolenko will present a lecture-concert telling this amazing story which has been featured in radio, TV and printed media in over 50 countries during the last couple of years.  CU community will not only get a chance to hear songs featured in their past lecture-concert programs, but also some world premiere pieces!  The program should last between 60-75 minutes and will be immediately followed by a 30- to 45-minute Q&A session.


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