Song of the Lodz Ghetto

Song of the Lodz Ghetto, a multimedia musical program, features rare Jewish music created between 1940 and 1945 in the Nazi ghetto of Lodz, Poland. The life-affirming songs, from satirical to celebratory, were collected in Israel from survivors of the Lodz Ghetto. It is in Yiddish with English supertitles. 

There will be a talk-back with the artists after the show. 

The concert is presented in conjunction with the Museum of Jewish Heritage’s exhibition Memory Unearthed: The Lodz Ghetto Photographs of Henryk Ross, in which more than 200 of Ross’s photographs, supplemented by artifacts and testimony, present the horrors and complexities of life in the Lodz Ghetto.  Admission to the exhibition is complimentary on April 18 but visitors must request an entry ticket at the box office.

The program features a rare New York appearance by Brave Old World, one of the world’s leading klezmer groups, starring four internationally renowned musicians who have expertly curated a collection of songs, at once moving and rousing, which sustained the spirits of the Jews in the notorious Lodz Ghetto.

When: Wednesday, April 18, 7 pm.

Where: Museum of Jewish Heritage, Edmond J. Safra Plaza, 36 Battery Place

Tickets to Song of the Lodz Ghetto with Brave Old World are $5 for members, $10 for non-members. For tickets call 866-811-4111 or visit

Presented by the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust (MJH) and National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF) in partnership with the Battery Park City Authority (BCPA).