Monday, April 28, 2014
About the Program
Dr. Johanna Spector (1915–2008), who taught Ethnomusicology at JTS, was a Holocaust survivor who documented Jewish music from around the world. This special Holocaust Memorial Day commemoration will highlight her life and work, as well as The Library's Johanna Spector Archives and Holocaust-related materials.
Etta Abramson (GS '14, DS '14), a current student in The Graduate School and William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education of JTS, will perform songs from Dr. Spector's Ghetto- und KZ-Lieder aus Lettland und Litauen (Ghetto and Concentration-Camp Songs from Latvia and Lithuania), and read excerpts from Dr. Spector's diaries.
RSVP at www.jtsa.edu/SpectorArchive-Shoah.
Please arrive at least 15 minutes early for check-in, and have photo ID available.
Funding for the processing of the Johanna Spector Archives was made possible through a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, administered by the Council on Library and Information Resources.