Kipnis, Menachem

Title: Menachem Kipnis
ID: RG 1343
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10"; 2 5"lgl (photos)
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Born in Ushomir, Ukraine in 1878. He was a singer, folklore collector, writer and photographer. From 1912 to 1932 he toured Poland, Germany and France, appearing in concerts with his wife Zimta Seligfeld in combined lecture-performances of the Jewish folk songs which he had collected and studied. He published collections of folk songs and songs for children, and was active in the Polish cantors' organization. He submitted a number of his photographs to the Jewish Daily Forward which were published in that newspaper in the 1920's. He died in 1942 in the Warsaw Ghetto.
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Acquired: 02/21/1993.
Rights: Courtesy of the Forward Association

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Computer database in Q&A.  The description field includes a translation of Kipnis' notations and a general description of the photo. A computer search is available by subject as well as by location

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