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The Ellis Island Yiddish Sound Archives

Eric Byron joins us this week to speak about the Ellis Island sound archives, which include a collection of Yiddish phonographic recordings dating from the 1890s to 1930s. Byron shares the history of these recordings, which were made for an audience of newly arrived immigrants, and cranks up his Victor phonograph to share a few treasures from the collection.

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Episode 0139: The Ellis Island Yiddish Sound Archives by YiddishBookCenter

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