Penderecki: I spoke Yiddish as a boymain
The Polish composer, 85 this year, has been talking about his life to Vesa Siren.
Among the revelations:
‘I grew up in a community that was predominantly Jewish. I also spoke Yiddish. Then Hitler came and destroyed 90% of the Jews in Poland.’ (His home town was Dębica.)
On the Soviet massacre at Katyn: ‘My uncle was killed there.’
Full interview here (in Finnish).