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Mayn Fayfele
Mayn Fayfele
Songs of Gebirtig
Origin: Holland

In 1983, the Austrian State Broadcasting Service produced a two-hour program on Gebirtig, as part of a series on great Jewish personalities, such as Freud, Einstein, Marx, Mahler, Buber, etc. Had anyone suggested to Gebirtig during his lifetime that a time would come that he, the humblest of the humble, would be considered one of the greatest in his field of folk-music, he would have considered it a joke in poor taste.

In this way Sinai Leichter typifies Mordekhay Gebirtig in his "Anthology of Yiddish folksong", Volume 6, and it is a striking characterization.

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