Wednesday 27 March 2019


YOKHONEN KIHN (J. KÜHN) (December 27, 1869-1940s)
            He was a musicologist, born in Lodz.  In 1904 he settled in Vienna.  He wrote for: Lodzer tageblat (Lodz daily newspaper), Warsaw’s Di shul un khazonim velt (The school and cantorial world), Keneder odler (Canadian eagle) in Montreal, and Hebrew newspapers—mostly concerning issues of traditional Jewish music.  He published a book in Hebrew entitled: Hamusika bekhitve hakodesh, batalmud uvakabala (Music in the holy writings, the Talmud, Kabbala) (Vienna, 1930), 118 pp.  His fate after the Nazi occupation of Vienna remains unknown.

Sources: Y. Landoy, in Di shul un khazonim velt (Warsaw) (March 1937); Khayim Leyb Fuks, Lodzh shel mayle, dos yidishe gaystiḳe un derhoybene lodzh, 100 yor yidishe un oykh hebreishe literatur un kultur in lodzh un in di arumiḳe shtet un shtetlekh (Lodz on high, the Jewish spiritual and elevated Lodz, 100 years of Yiddish and also Hebrew literature and culture in Lodz and in the surrounding cities and towns) (Tel Aviv: Perets Publ., 1972), pp. 27, 61.
Berl Cohen

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