Chanah Mlotek

‘The Queen’ Of Yiddish Song

Remembering YIVO archivist Chana Mlotek, one of the major figures in the revival of klezmer.

Special To The Jewish Week

When she was interviewed by The Jewish Week in June 2012, the outstanding Yiddishist Chana Mlotek confided that at age 90 she had lost a bit of her ferocious productivity.

Chana Mlotek with her son, Zalmen, center, and husband Joseph in a 1985 photo. Milken Family Archives

Yiddish Music Preservationist Chanah Mlotek Dies At 91

Staff Writer

Chanah Mlotek, the matriarch of a prominent New York family active in the preservation of Yiddish culture, died on Nov. 4. She was 91.

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