Come hear excerpts from the The Harry Orvomaa Collection – a rare and important selection of Yiddish records produced before the Second World War by the Warsaw Syrena Record Company. The collection holds recordings of Yiddish theatre, cabaret songs and dialogues by notable singers and actors of the time, but also recordings of religious songs in Hebrew by famed cantors.
Simo Muir is currently a senior lecturer in Yiddish at Lund University and Honorary Senior Research Fellow at University College in London. His interest focuses on Yiddish cultural reactions to the Holocaust and post-war memory politics in Finland and Sweden.
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