The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #22526   Message #244640
Posted By: Mark Cohen
19-Jun-00 - 06:38 PM
Thread Name: OBIT: Yiddish folklorist Ruth Rubin (1906-2000)
Subject: RE: Yiddish songs folklorist Ruth Rubin
Another bright light extinguished. I grew up listening to those songs on record and the radio, never knowing how much I owed to this magnificent woman. And I just found out, from this obituary, that her family came from the same place my grandfather did, Bessarabia. Thanks to people like Ruth Rubin, this culture that almost died, didn't.