The Holocaust Survivors’ Anthem – ORT Odessa

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In the lead up to the UN Holocaust Remembrance Day on 27 January 2018 a series of recordings of The Partisan Song, Zog Nit Keynmol, sung and recited by ORT and other schools will remind us of the importance of remembering and commemorating The Holocaust.

Here is a new video of a student of ORT Odessa, reciting The Holocaust Survivors’ Anthem in Russian.

RUSSIAN
Не считай, что ты достиг конца пути
Не считай, что ты достиг конца пути,
Если тучами затянута заря,
Долгожданный час не сможет не прийти,
Шаг за шагом мы идем к нему не зря.
Из страны зеленых пальм в страну снегов
Принесли мы нашу боль и нашу скорбь,
Но решимостью и твердостью шагов
Обернулась нами пролитая кровь.
Солнце встанет, смоет светом ночи тьму.
В прах бессильный наших обратит врагов,
Но если встать не будет суждено ему,
Эта песня новых призовет бойцов.
Общей кровью песни писаны слова —
Не беспечной птичьей трелью рождены,
Их слагали мы с оружием в руках
Средь развалин нескончаемой войны.
Так не считай, что ты достиг конца пути,
Если тучами затянута заря,
Долгожданный час не сможет не прийти,
Шаг за шагом мы идем к нему не зря.
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As part of World ORT‘s attempts to introduce the song to new generations, students at ORT schools around the world are this year making videos of the poem and the song.

ORT Jabotinski School # 94, Odessa

A specialized ORT school was first set up in Odessa in 1882, with the purpose of teaching vocational professions to Jewish students. The school existed until 1922 when ORT ceased its activity in the USSR because of political difficulties.  With the declaration of Ukrainian independence 70 years later, it was possible once again to re-establish a dedicated Jewish school. The “Tali” Jewish Sunday school was established in Odessa in 1993, and this was used as the basis for the creation of Jewish state school # 94 in 1995.  ORT renewed its operations in Odessa in 1997 and since then the history of ORT and Odessa’s Jewish school have been inextricably linked. In 2002, an ORT Technology Centre was set up at the school.

#WeRemember: WJC reaching out to millions on social media in campaign to raise awareness of Holocaust

#WeRemember: WJC reaching out to millions on social media in campaign to raise awareness of Holocaust

Join the World Jewish Congress in an unprecedented campaign: Take a photo of yourself holding up a sheet of paper with the words “We Remember” and post it to social media with the hashtag #WeRemember.

Source: www.worldjewishcongress.org/en/news/weremember-wjc-reaching-out-to-millions-on-social-media-in-honor-of-international-holocaust-remembrance-day-1-1-2017

 

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