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The 14 Shoah Songbooks

As we prepare for the "We Are Here Concert", we present The 14 Shoah Songbooks. These videos and all info about these songbooks are based on the article titled “Fourteen Shoah Songbooks” written by Bret Charles Werb.

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MI-MA'AMAKIM: The First Shoah Songbook

Mi-ma'amakim: folkslider fun lagers un getos in poyln 1939-1944 (Out of the Depths: Folk Songs from the Camps and Ghettos of Poland, 1939-1944)

Yehuda Ayzman, Published in Bucharest June, 1945

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ZAMLUNG FUN KATSET UN GETO LIDER: The Second Shoah Songbook

Zamlung Fun Katset Un Geto Lider (Anthology of Songs and Poems from the Concentration Camps and Ghettos)

By Zami Feder

Printed in 1946 (printed in the displaced persons camp at Bergen Belsen as part of newspaper Undzer Shtime)

03

S'BRENT: The Third Shoah Songbook

S'brent (It's Burning)

All 15 songs written by Mordecai Gebirtig (1877-1942).

Published in 1946 By Jewish Historical Commission of Krakow

04

LIDER FUN BIALISTOKER GETO: The Fourth Shoah Songbook

Lider Fun Bialistoker Geto (Songs from Białystok Ghetto)

1947 Published By Bialystok Committee in Paris

Compiled By Izaak Rybalowski

05

GHETTO UND KZ. LIEDER: The Fifth Shoah Songbook

Ghetto-und KZ. Lieder aus Lettland and Litauen (Ghetto and Concentration Camp Songs from Latvia and Lithuania)

1947 Published By American Joint Distribution Committee. Compiled By Johanna Spector

06

UNDZER GEZANG: The Sixth Shoah Songbook

Undzer Gezang

Published By Shmerke Kaczerginski, 1947 Warsaw

29 Songs

07

DOS GEZANG FUN VILNER GETO: The Seventh Shoah Songbook

Dos Gezang Fun Vilner Geto

Compiled By Shmerke Kagzerginski

Published By The Vilna Association of France

08

ZOG NISHT KEYNMOL AZ DU GEYST DEM LETSTN VEG: The Eighth Shoah Songbook

Zog nisht keynmol az du geyst dem letstn veg (Never Say That You Have Reached the Final Road)

Published By Shmere Kaczerginski or Hirsh Glik, 1947 Warsaw

09

UMKUM FUN DER YIDISHER KOVNE: The Ninth Shoah Songbook

Umkum fun der yidisher kovne (Destruction of Jewish Kovno)

Joseph Gar, 1948, Munich

400 page special edition of displaced persons newspaper called UNDZER VEG

10

FUN LETSTN KHURBN: The Tenth Shoah Songbook

Fun letstn khurbn (From the Last Extermination)

Published By Israel Kaplan (1902-2003)

11

SONGS OF THE CONCENTRATION CAMPS: The Eleventh Shoah Songbook

Songs of the Concentration Camps

From the Repertoire of Emma Schaver (1905-2003)

12

Min Hametzar: me-shirei ha-getaot: The Twelfth Shoah Songbook

Min Hametzar: me-shirei ha-getaot (In Distress: Songs of the Ghettos)

Conceived by Ernst Hurwitz (1914-1996)

The first Shoah songbook published in Israel, appeared in 1949

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TSU ZINGEN UN TSU ZOGN: The Thirteenth Shoah Songbook

Tsu zingen un tsu zogn (To Sing and to Recite)

Self-published in Munich in 1949 by Reuven Lipshits (1918-1975)

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Yidishe folks-shafung in di teg fun der groyse foterlandisher milkhome: The Fourteenth Shoah Songbook

Yidishe folks-shafung in di teg fun der groyse foterlandisher milkhome (Jewish Folk Creations in the Days of the Great Patriotic War)

Authored by Moshe Beregovski in collaboration with linguist Reuven Lerner

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