Avrom or Avreml Brudno was a well-known musician and composer in the
Vilna ghetto. Many of the ghetto’s most successful songs were his
creations, including the melody to ‘Friling’ (Spring), one of the rare
love-songs written in 1943 by Shmerke Kaczerginski, as well as the
melody to Avraham Sutzkever’s ‘Unter dayne vayse shtern’ (Under your
white stars). Both of these songs, originally composed for
performance in one of the ghetto’s musical revues, were enormously
popular. The composer perished in the Estonian concentration camp
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New York: Alveltlekher Yidisher Kultur-Kongres.