Puneet Varma (Editor)

Songs of the Vilna Ghetto

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Reddit
Released  1969
Release date  1969
Genre  Jewish music
Language  Yiddish
Label  Columbia Records

Songs of the Vilna Ghetto is a compilation LP record featuring twelve Yiddish songs from World War II era. The songs were composed by the inmates of the Vilna Ghetto during the Holocaust and are sung by Nechama Hendel, Chava Alberstein, and Shimon Israeli with accompaniment from the CBS Israel Orchestra and Choir, conducted by Gil Aldema. The album contains an 8-page booklet with lyrics in the Hebrew language, photographs from the ghetto, and historical information about the songs in English. According to the liner notes, the recording "was prepared by the Yitzhak Kalznelson House of the Ghetto Fighters, at Kibbutz Lochamei Hagetaot, Israel, in co-operation with the Vilna Organisation [sic] of Haifa."


1VilnaChava Alberstein3:33
2Partizaner LiedShimon Israeli with CBS Israel Orchestra3:30
3Vig-LiedNechama Hendel3:34


Songs of the Vilna Ghetto Wikipedia

Similar Topics
The Man Who Would Be King (film)
Didier Angibeaud
Kentaro Oi