Music of the Holocaust: Highlights from the Collection

Songs of the ghettos, concentration camps, and World War II partisan outposts

Songs of Jewish Displaced Persons


United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
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The Name Jew
(Der Nomen Yid)

Lyrics by: unknown

Composer: unknown

Language: Yiddish


Recorded by Ben Stonehill, Hotel Marseilles, New York, summer 1948

“The Name Jew” (der nomen yid), an otherwise unknown lamenting song, dates from the Holocaust or the immediate postwar period. The informant's name and biographical data were apparently not recorded.