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YIVO

Institute for Jewish Research

(New York, USA) - The largest library and resource center in the United States dedicated to the culture of Eastern European Jews and to Yiddish.

YIVO brings together one of the largest collections of sound recordings and musical scores devoted to Eastern European Jewish culture. These collections include works published or unpublished in Yiddish and Hebrew: art, folk, popular and theater music; songs of the Holocaust; liturgical and Hassidic music; choral music and instrumental compositions. Also included are several thousand scores by composers and arrangers such as Abraham Ellstein, Abraham Goldfaden, Pinchas Jassinowski, Alexander Olshanetzky, Joseph Rumshinsky, and Sholem Secunda. It also contains all sorts of related documents, such as programs, press clippings, photographs ...

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