Another pandemic

yiddishglorypandemicBack in 2018 I wrote about the Yiddish Glory project including a concert at Koerner Hall and a CD.  Well, Anna Shternshis and her team are back with more music from the ghettos, in particular Pechora Camp in Transnistria.  This time it’s themed around the typhus epidemic of 1941/2 and the impact it had on the camp’s inmates.  The music and accompanying narrative feature in a short but interesting Youtube video.  There’s dark humour here especially in the song I’m a Typhus Louse which personifies the disease in a way that’s curiously similar to Spitting Image‘s portrayal of COVID.  Like most Holocaust related material it’s not easy to watch but it’s a compelling story with interesting music which is beautifully and wittily performed.  The filming is rather good too and the technical quality is excellent.  All the performers are fully credited on the video so I’ll not duplicate that information here.

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