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Survivor Songs: The Amazing Stonehill Recordings
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Survivor Songs: The Amazing Stonehill Recordings

August 6 , 2:00 pm

Miriam Isaacs (Courtesy)

Museum of Jewish Heritage — A Living Memorial to the Holocaust presents a multimedia program in which Yiddish scholar Miriam Isaacs reveals the inside story of amateur folklorist Ben Stonehill. In the summer of 1948, Stonehill recorded more than 1,000 songs from Holocaust refugees who were being housed temporarily in the lobby of the Hotel Marseilles on New York’s Upper West Side. The recordings are now being disseminated on the web through a partnership with the Center for Traditional Music and Dance. Guest musician Vladimir Fridman will perform songs from the Stonehill archive.