Presenter: Yale Strom
Vocalist: Elizabeth Schwartz
Location: Tikvat Israel, Rockville, MD
Date: October 28, 2017
Man From Munkacs: Gypsy Klezmer, one of many award-winning films directed by Yale Strom, explores the symbiotic relationship between the Rom Gypsies and the Jews who lived together before and after World War II in the Carpathian region of Eastern Europe. Prior to the Holocaust, whenever there was a Jewish celebration, the klezmer musicians were usually not Jews, but the Rom. In fact, the Rom had played with and for Jews for so many years that some of them spoke fluent Yiddish.