In August 1941, the Germans ordered the establishment of a ghetto in Bialystok. About 50,000 Jews from the city and the surrounding region were confined in a small area of Bialystok city.
Tangele, sung by Lloica Czackis explores the nexus of Yiddish song and Tango and features songs from European ghettos and concentration camps.
'Dos lid fun Bialystoker geto' (Song of the Bialystok Ghetto), recreated by Gustavo Beytelmann, from the CD Tangele: The Pulse of Yiddish Tango, courtesy of Tzadik and Tangele. English translations by Lloica Czackis and Bella Klein.
English translations by Lloica Czackis and Bella Klein. All lyrics have been adapted and transliterated according to the standardized YIVO Yiddish, except for where is required by rhyme.