NYU Black Renaissance Noire Fall 2013 - Page 168

NICOLE LAPIERRE TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH BY JEREMY PRICE 166 On 14 June 1949 in the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, a packed, Moscow audience were listening to “Zog Nit Keynmol” (Song Of The Warsaw Ghetto) sung in Yiddish (and translated into Russian) by the great American baritone Paul Robeson. By PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, PRINTS & PHOTOGRAPHS DIVISION, CARL VAN VECHTEN COLLECTION, LOT 12735, NO. 983 [P&P] When Robeson Sang the Oppression of the Blacks and the Misery of the Jews BRN-FALL-2013.indb 166 9/13/13 12:48 AM