The Jewish Labor Bund was founded in Vilna in 1897 to organize working-class Jews. In the decades that followed, the Bund grew into a powerful political and cultural force in Lithuania, Poland and Russia. Bundists wrote, shared, and sung songs which reflected their hardships and struggles and outlined their hopes and ideals. In this class, we will learn some of these remarkable songs alongside the history of the Bund, exploring how culture can be revolutionary and how the legacy of the Bund continues today.
Faculty: Sarah Gordon
Level: All Levels