Jewish Music in Paris in the Aftermath of World War II

VIDEO PRODUCTION OF THE EIJM

This video, made with archives deposited at the European Institute of Jewish Music, was screened at the Medem Center-Arbeter Ring, on April 22, 2017, during a conference by Hervé Roten and David Winter, grand-nephew of the singer Dave Cash.

Photos, posters, press clips and many 78 and 33 RPM discs, kept traces of that shiny time of Yiddish cabarets. Between 1948 and 1953, the music label Elesdisc recorded at least 154 songs performed by great artists such as Henri Gerro, Dave Cash, Sarah Gorby, Richard Inger, Elvira Boczkowska, Simon Nussbaum, Max Neufeld…

In 2015, the Music label of the European Institute of Jewish Music released a 6 CD boxset  which gathered over 120 songs that witnessed the creative atmosphere of Jewish cabarets of after the war, where artists dared to mix folklore and samba, nostalgic tangos or satirical swings, in Yiddish, and also in Russian, Hebrew, Romanian…

Watch the conference : Yiddish music from cabarets in the aftermath of WWII

Purchase the 6 CD boxset on the online EIJM’s shop

Video : Jewish Music in Paris in the Aftermath of World War II

01:27 Dave Cash
03:48 Bernard Potock
05:58 Sarah Gorby
08:27 Ben Baruch
12:04 Henri Gerro
15:38 Richard Inger
19:02 Other artists of the label

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