The Undying Flame

Ballads and Songs of the Holocaust

Compiled by Jerry Silverman.

Here is a stirring collection of 110 rare songs from the Holocaust in 16 languages with English singable translations, songs of resistance, despair, rage, hope, and even humor, written in the face of utter evil. The very existence of these songs raises haunting questions. Who composed them? Who sang them? Who listened? The lyrics, along with extensive historical notes and insightful survivor testimonies provide moving answers.

Musicologist Jerry Silverman has compiled an expansive collection of Holocaust-era songs, which he situates within a vivid historical framework. This volume comprises the work of concentration camps prisoners and inhabitants of the ghettos of Eastern Europe as well as subversive European cabaret music, anti-Fascist anthems inspired by the Spanish Civi War, Red Army songs, and songs of Resistance fighters.

PDF - 1.3 Mb
Table of contents

This book is joined with a CD gathering 14 songs sung by Jerry Silverman.

Jerry Silverman is a musicologist, teacher, guitarist, folksinger, and author of many books on music including "Immigrant Song Book" and "Songs and Stories of the American Revolution".

Die Moorsoldaten (extrait)
Venga Jaleo (extrait)
Lid fun Bug (extrait)
Oi, Tumany Moyi (extrait)
Mah Ko Mashma Lon? (extrait)
Scarpe Rotte (extrait)

Order this book

Listen to

In case the music player doesn't open, you must allow the opening of pop-ups for the website iemj.org in your browser settings.

  • Die Moorsoldaten (extrait)

  • Venga Jaleo (extrait)

  • Lid fun Bug (extrait)

  • Oi, Tumany Moyi (extrait)

  • Mah Ko Mashma Lon? (extrait)

  • Scarpe Rotte (extrait)

Lire tout

You may also like

Itaï Daniel – Mahzor Hayim

NEW REALEASE AT THE EIJM’S EDITIONS (for a 10 euros subscription fee), this CD presents a selection of works by Itaï Daniel, a composer who finds (…)

Concert - Exhibition at the Chapelle-en-Serval, tribute to Fernand Halphen

Sunday 7th October 2018, from 3h pm to 5h pm at the Chapelle-en-Serval (60520), concert-exhibition tribute to Fernand Halphen, killed on duty, at (…)

"Music, a prayer", with Hervé Roten and Francis Huster

TV BROADCAST Sunday September 30th, 9h15 to 10h, on Channel 2 (FRANCE 2), Hervé Roten and Francis Huster will be the guests of the show "A (…)

Kol Nidre - New Visions

LATEST RELEASE OF THE EIJM. This CD presents 10 new musical visions Kol Nidre prayer, performed by 20 musicians (singers, pianist, harpist, (…)

Gala concert of the European Institute for Jewish Music – 4th edition

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 11th 2018, 5h30pm, Salle Cortot - Paris, the EIJM invites you to its Great Gala Concert. PURCHASE TICKETS NOW on the EIJM’s online (…)