Recorded in Los Angeles on 11-15-09 as part of the annual Showcase of Contemporary Yiddish Culture. It features composer, filmmaker, performer, and researcher, Yale Strom shedding light on an often overlooked aspect of pre-War Jewish cultural life in Eastern Europe.
Yale Strom – Shtetl Sport, part 1 of (2). Recorded November 15, 2009
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