Gebirtig, Mordechai (1877-1942). Papers.

Title: Mordecai Gebirtig
Inclusive Dates: 1920s-1942
ID: RG 740
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Yiddish folk poet and carpenter whose songs are among the best known in Yiddish folk literature.  His most famous song "Unzer shtetl brent" (Our Town is On Fire) was composed after the pogrom in Przytyk, Poland in 1936.  Gebirtig was killed by the Nazis during the deportations from the Krakow Ghetto.  Born in Krakow, Poland.
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