The Holocaust Survivors’ Anthem – ORT Vilnius

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Vilnius Jewish Community President and his daughters sing Zog Nit Keynmol

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 Simon Gurevich, and his two daughters, Naomi and Avital, singing The Holocaust Survivors’ Anthem in Yiddish. Naomi is a student at ORT Solomo Aleichemo School in Vilnius.

Simon is the President of the Jewish Community in Vilnius – the largest Jewish Community in Lithuania with over 2200 members.

Simon is also a Board Member of the Sholom Aleichem ORT school.

The translation of Yiddish spoken words in the video below:

Naomi: We are the Gurevich family from Vilnius, the Jerusalem of Lithuania.
Avital: My name is Avital. Here is my sister Naomi and our father Simon.
Naomi: Yiddish is a language that we speak at home and we love to sing songs
in Yiddish.
Avital: One of the nicest songs is the song of the Jewish partizans – “Zog Nit Keynmol …… Mir zeyen do” –  Never Say …… We Are Here!
Simon : I am very proud that with my wonderful kids, I have an opportunity to
read and sing the words of Hirsh Glick, once sung by our grandparents.

 

YIDDISH

Zog nit keyn mol, az du geyst dem letstn veg,
Khotsh himlen blayene farshteln bloye teg.
Kumen vet nokh undzer oysgebenkte sho,
S’vet a poyk ton undzer trot: mir zaynen do!

Fun grinem palmenland biz vaysn land fun shney,
Mir kumen on mit undzer payn, mit undzer vey,
Un vu gefaln iz a shprits fun undzer blut,
Shprotsn vet dort undzer gvure, undzer mut!

S’vet di morgnzun bagildn undz dem haynt,
Un der nekhtn vet farshvindn mit dem faynt,
Nor oyb farzamen vet di zun in der kayor –
Vi a parol zol geyn dos lid fun dor tsu dor.

Dos lid geshribn iz mit blut, un nit mit blay,
S’iz nit keyn lidl fun a foygl oyf der fray,
Dos hot a folk tsvishn falndike vent
Dos lid gezungen mit naganes in di hent.

To zog nit keyn mol, az du geyst dem letstn veg,
Khotsh himlen blayene farshteln bloye teg.
Kumen vet nokh undzer oysgebenkte sho –
Es vet a poyk ton undzer trot: mir zaynen do!

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As part of World ORT‘s support of Eli Rabinowitz’s initiative 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.

 

Vilniaus Šolomo Aleichemo ORT gimnazija

Vilniaus Šolomo Aleichemo ORT gimnazija

Source: www.jewishschool.lt

The post from My June 2017 visit to the school

Solomo Aleichemo ORT School Vilnius

Students sing Zog Nit Keynmol for me: Pre-Internet Viral: Songs of the Vilna Ghetto – The Lithuanian Jewish Community by Geoff Vasil

Source: elirab.me/solomo-aleichemo-ort-school-vilnius/ 

April 2017 Recording – Video

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Source: youtu.be/ohA7TT2Ijss

 

#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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