Yom Hasho’ah: Documents From the JTS Library and Songs by Johanna Spector

| Yom Hashoah By :  Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary Posted On Apr 28, 2014 | Holidays

Dr. Johanna Spector (1915–2008), who taught Ethnomusicology at JTS, was a Holocaust survivor who documented Jewish music from around the world. This special Holocaust Memorial Day commemoration will highlight her life and work, as well as The JTS Library’s Johanna Spector Archives and Holocaust-related materials.

Etta Abramson (GS ’14, DS ’14) performs songs from Dr. Spector’s Ghetto-und KZ-Lieder aus Lettland und Litauen (Ghetto and Concentration-Camp Songs from Latvia and Lithuania), and reads excerpts from Dr. Spector’s diaries.