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Vilna Ghetto: Songs of Suffering and Hope, Brookline, MA, Nov 11

A Taste of Yiddish

"The Vilna Ghetto: Songs of Suffering and Hope"
Thursday, No 11, 7:00pm
Temple Kehillath Israel
138 Harvard St., Brookline

For more info: 617 566 6281

This program resonates with the remarkable cultural activity that arose in the Vilna Ghetto during its two years of existence under Nazi rule, from 1941 to 1943, under conditions of unimaginable deprivation and suffering. This culture is most easily accessible to us through the songs that reflected the tragic lives of the inmates but also gave them hope and courage to endure. Professor Solon Beinfeld's English-language narration will provide the context of the Yiddish songs of the Vilna Ghetto sung by Wren Ross, whose performance credits include 11 years as a cast member of "Sheer Madness."

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