ORT students recite Zog Nit Keynmol for Holocaust Remembrance Day

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UN Holocaust Remembrance Day  – 27 January 2018

ORT students recite Zog Nit Keynmol for Holocaust Remembrance Day
New Compilation Video

Source Youtube:  https://youtu.be/FoN-28ZpJBw

Words can make a difference – both for good and evil, as Britain’s Holocaust Memorial Day Trust points out. ORT students have been using the defiantly optimistic words of Vilna poet Hirsh Glik to inspire themselves and others as part of our ongoing campaign to bring Zog nit Keynmol to new generations. This video shows just a few highlights of their stunning recitals of Glik’s lyrics to the song, which is renowned as the anthem of the Jewish partisans.

The Zog nit Keynmol campaign is the initiative of Eli Rabinowitz. If you would like to find out more please visit his blog: http://elirab.me/zog-nit-keynmol/.

Here are Glik’s lyrics, as translated by Aaron Kremer:

Never say that there is only death for you,
Though leaden skies may be concealing days of blue,
Because the hour we have hungered for near;
Beneath our tread the earth shall tremble — we are here!

From land of palm tree to the far-off land of snow,
We shall be coming with our torment and our woe;
And everywhere our blood has sunk into the earth,
Shall our bravery, our vigor blossom forth.

We’ll have the morning sun to set our day aglow,
And all our yesterdays shall vanish with the foe;
And if the time is long before the sun appears,
Then let this song go like a signal through the years.

This song was written with blood and not with lead;
It’s not a song that summer birds sing overhead;
It was a people among toppling barricades,
That sang this song of ours with pistols and grenades.

Never say that there is only death for you,
Though leaden skies may be concealing days of blue,
Because the hour we have hungered for is near;
Beneath our tread the earth shall tremble — we are here!

 

The individual videos

 

ORT Kiev #141 – Zog Nit Keynmol

ORT Kiev #141 – Zog Nit Keynmol

ORT Kiev #141 Ukraine Recited in Ukrainian The Holocaust Survivors’ Anthem #WeRemember

Source: youtu.be/rz3UErZJAJw

ORT St Petersburg #550 – Zog Nit Keynmol – #3

ORT St Petersburg #550 – Zog Nit Keynmol

ORT School #550 St Petersburg, Russia Recited in Russian The Holocaust Survivors’ Anthem #WeRemember

Source: youtu.be/VxZL6WpkvZw

ORT St Petersburg #550 – Zog Nit Keynmol – #2

ORT St Petersburg #6 – Zog Nit Keynmol – #2

ORT St Petersburg, Russia Recited in Russian and Hebrew The Holocaust Survivors’ Anthem #WeRemember

Source: youtu.be/5mSf5NpIKM4

ORT Moscow #1540 Zog Nit Keynmol

ORT Moscow #1540 Zog Nit Keynmol

ORT Moscow, Russia Recited in Russian, Hebrew & Yiddish The Holocaust Survivors’ Anthem #WeRemember

Source: youtu.be/9SIY-IZJ9Hc

Lauder School Tula – Zog Nit Keynmol

Lauder School Tula – Zog Nit Keynmol

The Holocaust Survivors’ Anthem – The Partisan Song Lauder School, Tula, Russia #WeRemember

Source: youtu.be/llKaelpDJjE

ORT St Petersburg #550 – Zog Nit Keynmol

ORT St Petersburg #6 – Zog Nit Keynmol

ORT St Petersburg, Russia Recited in English The Holocaust Survivors’ Anthem #WeRemember

Source: youtu.be/7zesjCyfE_Y

Maryusya Zarembo, an 8th grade student at ORT de Gunzburg School #550 in St Petersburg, Russia, is in awe of Hirsh Glik’s defiantly optimistic lyrics to Zog Nit Keynmol, the anthem of the Jewish partisans.

“This is the first time I’ve read or heard the poetry of someone from that time. It’s hard for me to imagine how he could have found the time or energy to be creative in those circumstances, but he did. And his verses are very powerful and life-affirming,” Maryusya said.

World ORT supports an initiative by Eli Rabinowitz to promote Zog nit Keynmol to new generations. Learning the lyrics, Maryusya said, had made her think about the Holocaust and its lessons for humanity.

“We have to learn that a person must not be humiliated or destroyed because of their ethnicity, faith or politics,” she said. “We can’t expect everyone to be a saint but the more we protect each other, the more tolerant we are, the stronger humanity will become. The alternative is extinction.”

ORT Kazan #12 – Zog Nit Keynmol

ORT Kazan #12 – Zog Nit Keynmol

ORT Kazan, Tartarstan, Russia Recited in Hebrew, English and Russian The Holocaust Survivors’ Anthem #WeRemember

Source: youtu.be/j-H2duiFNRU

ORT Dnepropetrovsk #144 – Zog Nit Keynmol

ORT Dnepropetrovsk #144 – Zog Nit Keynmol

ORT Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine Recited in Ukrainian The Holocaust Survivors’ Anthem #WeRemember

Source: youtu.be/xATkR_FWKV0

ORT #94 Odessa – The Holocaust Survivors’ Anthem

ORT #94 Odessa – The Holocaust Survivors’ Anthem

Recited in Russian Zog Nit Keynmol – The Partisan Song #WeRemember

Source: youtu.be/9qLqSepTb28

ORT #41 Chernivtsi -The Holocaust Survivors’ Anthem

ORT #41 Chernivtsi -The Holocaust Survivors’ Anthem

ORT Chenivtsi, Ukraine Recited in Hebrew Zog Nit Keynmol – The Partisan Song #WeRemember

Source: youtu.be/cEj0RusVgUQ

ORT Kishinev #22 – Zog Nit Keynmol

ORT Kishinev #22 – Zog Nit Keynmol

ORT Lyceum Herzl Kishinev. Recited in Moldavian The Holocaust Survivors Anthem #WeRemember

Source: youtu.be/0BtV4yUX4cA

Simonas Gurevicius & Daughters Sing Zog Nit Keynmol – YouTube

Simonas Gurevicius & Daughters Sing Zog Nit Keynmol – YouTube

President Vilnius Jewish Community Translation: Naomi: We are the Gurevich family from Vilnius, the Jerusalem of Lithuania. Avital: My name is Avital. Here i…

Source: youtu.be/6BlmPWRpsVg

Tallinn Jewish School – Zog Nit Keynmol

Tallinn Jewish School – Zog Nit Keynmol

#WeRemember

Source: youtu.be/NytvW0TSgio

WeRemember – Zog Nit Keynmol

WeRemember – Zog Nit Keynmol

The Holocaust Survivors’ Anthem ORT Moscow Technical School 1311

Source: youtu.be/SL9FjpzCYNE

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School #4 Novogrudok

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Source: youtu.be/mC-ENiOXrhQ

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