Category Archives: Yiddish

Street named for Moishe Altman

I received this in my mail on 24 Aug. 2012. If you can help David who is not a list member, please leave a comment or contact him directly.
His email address is:

Date: 08/24/2012 09:57:50 AM (Fri, 24 Aug 2012 11:57:50 -0500)
Subject: czernowitz
From: David Gleiser <>


You are listed as the webmaster of a site containing maps of Czernowitz… you are probably aware of a street that was named after Moishe Altman, the yiddish author. Altman was the great grandfather of my wife and we are seeking for info, pictures, etc. of the old country and the whereabouts of him. I have been told that the enclosed picture is of the street I refer to. Can you confirm this? Do you have any further information about him?

Thanks beforehand!
David Gleiser


1994 Yiddish Festival in Czernowitz?

Czernowitzers… Willy Goldmann sent along a YouTube link to this 1 hour 1994 performance of Yiddish music, I presume at the Musikverein in Cz.

The fellow who posted this to YouTube was the same fellow (loveboris100) who made the one hour film on Jewish Czernowitz, narrated in Ukrainian, that we brought to your attention some time ago.

So, who is the singer; the pianist; the storyteller? What is the occasion and was I correct about the location?

Help me out here — please make your comments below.


P.S. Also from Willy this  recording of the magnificent voice Josef Schmidt singing the Shma (1929). Background scenes of the synagogues he sang in.