A woman, born in Zhiomir, Russia, to a baby - A-A Lyu Lyu


Jewish Life: The Old Country
When Eastern European Jews immigrated en masse to the United States in the 1880s and ’90s fleeing Czarist oppression and poverty, they brought with them a body of secular folk songs. Sung in Yiddish by men and women who came here from five villages (with English translations and explanations), this recording archives a lost way of life.

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