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Eric Rau Collection

Synagogue Music and Yiddish Folksongs

Eric Rau collection, AR 10550

This assembly of sound recordings combines traditional synagogue- and High Holidays music with Yiddish folksongs, all collected by Eric Rau (1928-2013), a German born chemist and passionate activist for Jewish education.


Kol Nidre, sung by Chief Cantor Aron Weiss
“Oi a Mame”, sung by Salomon Stramer
Birchas Kohanim sung by Salome Pinkassowicz
“Amerika Ganew” (“Wie senen meine Kinder”) sung by Julius Guttmann