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The Maccabean Newspaper – 20 April 2018

Photos by Sas Saddick

See some videos of the commemoration here:

Yom Hashoah Commemoration Perth 2018

Yom Hashoah Commemoration Perth 2018

  Yom Hashoah Perth Commemoration Sara Kogan-Lazarus sings Tsi Darf Es Azoy Zayn Sara Kogan-Lazarus sings Tsi Darf Es Azoy Zayn Yom Hashoah Commemoration Perth, Australia 15 April 2018 Yiddish Sour…

Source: elirab.me/yh18/

https://www.leahteddyandthemandolin.com/single-post/2018/04/16/The-Partisans-Song-Project-and-Herzlia-Vocal-Ensemble-keep-Yiddish-alive

A punk version of Zog Nit Keynmol by Yidcore

Yom Hashoah Commemoration Perth 2018

 
Rifka Majteles with Rabbi Shalom Coleman
Michael Zusman with Valmae & Geoff Morris
Rabbi Dan Lieberman & Rabbi Shalom Coleman

Yom Hashoah Perth Commemoration

Simone Bloom
Harry Hoffman

Sara Kogan-Lazarus sings Tsi Darf Es Azoy Zayn

Sara Kogan-Lazarus sings Tsi Darf Es Azoy Zayn

Yom Hashoah Commemoration Perth, Australia 15 April 2018 Yiddish

Source: youtu.be/iOZqDWK0AkE

The Partisans’ Song, Zog Nit Keynmol, written by Hirsh Glik, age 22, in the Vilna Ghetto in 1943, is one of the most powerful songs of resistance and defiance ever written.

After music was added, it became the hymn of the Jewish Partisans, the rallying cry to never give up hope and to continue fighting the Nazis.

It was the anthem of those incarcerated in the ghettos and in the camps, and since the end of the Shoah, it has been sung around the world as the Holocaust Survivors’ anthem.

In 1972 Leizar Ran wrote:

“Glik wrote a poem dedicated to the Jewish catastrophe, resistance and perseverance.

Now the poem belongs to the young post-war generations of proud Jews who accept the torch of Jewish continuity and survival into their hands.”

 

So what happens now as our survivors depart the centre stage? The next generations will need to embrace Hirsh Glik’s legacy!

 

In January 2017 I was invited by King David Schools in Johannesburg to address their 1000 high school students to explain the meaning and significance of the Partisans’ Song, which is recited in Yiddish at their Holocaust commemorations.

I achieved this by using short video clips and other social media to bring it to life.

 

The Partisans’ Song Project was born.

Through the support of World ORT, schools in the Former Soviet Union added their own videos to the project and participated in online collaborations hosted by Herzlia School in Cape Town.

 

The project continues to grow through the activities of these schools and the availability of the resources on my website.

 

The Partisans’ Song resonates with the broader community as well. Paul Robeson sang it in Yiddish as a protest song at his concert in Moscow in 1949. Others have also adopted the song.

 

Presentations to black school students in South Africa, and to student teachers at Edith Cowan University, are important recent additions to the project.

 

Now please turn your attention to the short video created specially for tonight’s commemoration.

Please give meaning to the significance and context to the Partisans’ Song, written by Hirsh Glik 75 years ago. Please ensure that your children and grandchi…

Source: youtu.be/Yq7SrTNZPaI

As we sing Zog Nit Keynmol, now with a better understanding, let us all actively ensure that our children and grandchildren embrace this legacy of hope for peace, and for a better world for all!

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 –
S’vet a poyk ton undzer trot: mir zaynen do!

Zog Nit Keynmol – Sarah Kogan-Lazarus

Zog Nit Keynmol – Sarah Kogan-Lazarus

The Partisans’ Song Yom Hashoah Perth Jewish Community 15 April 2018

Source: youtu.be/JEUBJyIX4Cg

The full video on Zog Nit Keynmol presentation

The intro by Simon Bloom

Intro by Eli

Zog Nit Keynmol by Sara Kogan-Lazarus

Zog Nit Keynmol – The Partisans Song Simone Bloom Eli Rabinowitz Sara Kogan-Lazarus 15 April 2018

Source: youtu.be/HMLrvjyhAy0

Lore Zusman – Kristallnacht

Lore Zusman – Kristallnacht

Yom Hashoah 15 April 2018 Perth Australia

Sorry for the camera focus issues in the middle of this video!

Source: youtu.be/i5zt7lArLq8

Sara Kogan-Lazarus Sings Friling – Springtime

Sara Kogan-Lazarus Sings Friling – Springtime

Yom Hashoah Commemoration Perth, Australia 15 April 2018 Yiddish

Source: youtu.be/hGTcZVdYp_w

With Rabbi Shalom Coleman
With Sara Kogan-Lazarus
With Lynda Fisher
Sol Majteles, Simone Bloom, Debbie Majteles and Sara Kogan-Lazarus
Lore Zusman and family

Thanks to Sas Saddick for the photos and helping with the video

The Partisans’ Song On Simcha TV

The Global Partisan Song Project

The Global Partisan Song Project

Every year on Yom Hashoah – the Day of Remembrance of the Holocaust and Heroism, Holocaust survivors and Jewish communities sing the song Zog Nit Keynmol (‘We are Still Here’), which is also known as the Partisan Song. Now, a new initiative by Cape Town born Eli Rabinowitz seeks to teach the song to schoolchildren across the globe, allowing them to connect with each other and their history.

Source: youtu.be/tnaCtuqVBgg

 This is the edited video.

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Leah, Teddy & the Mandolin

Cape Town Embraces Yiddish Song

The Partisans’ Song Project and Herzlia Vocal Ensemble keep Yiddish alive!
 

April 16, 2018

The Partisans’ Song Project, in which the Herzlia Vocal Ensemble participated, is featured in Simcha – A Celebration of Life… on SABC TV2 .

https://www.leahteddyandthemandolin.com/single-post/2018/04/16/The-Partisans-Song-Project-and-Herzlia-Vocal-Ensemble-keep-Yiddish-alive

 

Never Say – Arutz Sheva

Never say you have reached the end of the road – WE ARE HERE!

My OpEd in Arutz Sheva

Never say you have reached the end of the road – WE ARE HERE!

The immortal words of the poem written in Vilna by Hirsh Glik in 1943 continue to inspire as sung by young people worldwide today who identify with its message of hope.

Source: www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/21978

Hirsh Glik 1922-1944

Partisans’ Song Memorial – Bat Yam, Israel
My uncle Moisey Zeldin
Moisey Zeldin Testimony
Holocaust Memorial Flame – Jewish Holocaust Centre, Melbourne

The Partisans’ Song Project on South African TV2 this Sunday 15 April at 8:30am
Simcha A Celebration of Life Ep 7 Promo

Simcha A Celebration of Life Ep 7 Promo

Source: youtu.be/JbLfmzZSoGM

Yom Hashoah 2018 – Triumph Over Adversity

A big start to the week

The Partisans’ Song – Triumph Over Adversity

The Partisans’ Song – Triumph Over Adversity

With Heiny Ellert

Yom Hashoah will be commemorated on 11/12 April at which the Partisan Song, Zog Nit Keynmol will be sung in Yiddish at ceremonies held around the world.

Source: www.jwire.com.au/the-partisans-song-triumph-over-adversity/

NEW TRANSLATION IN SERBIAN – 25TH LANGUAGE TRANSLATION
Ne Reci Nikad– The Jewish Partisan Song in Serbian

Translated into Serbian by Lazar Nikolic for Nance Morris Adler

Iako oblaci tamni kriju vedre dane,

Ne reci nikad da su ti smrti samo znane,

Za svim što žudesmo sada došao je čas,

Zemlja pod nama drhti, stigao je spas!

 

Od zemalja palmi pa do zemlji večnog snega,

Dolazimo u sili i oslobađamo od stega,

Gde god se naša krv prolila zbog sveta,

Tu je naša hrabrost počela da cveta.

 

Jutarnje će naše sunce zapaliti dan,

Jučerašnjica strašna biće samo san,

I ako se ova turobna noć oduži,

Pesma naša nek nam kao svetlo posluži.

 

Ne olovom, neg je pesma ova pisana u krvi,

I lepša je od ptičijeg poja koji vrvi,

Na barikadama strašnim pred nama što se mrve,

Pištolji i granate pavale su je prve.

 

Zato, iako oblaci tamni kriju vedre dane,

Ne reci nikad da su ti smrti samo znane,

Za svim što žudesmo sada došao je čas,

Zemlja pod nama drhti, stigao je spas!

 

Audio in Serbian – recited by Lazar Nikolic

My presentation at Edith Cowan University

The first of three this week

Edith Cowan University Western Australia

Edith Cowan University Western Australia

Edith Cowan University is a multi-campus institution, offering undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Perth and Bunbury, Western Australia

With Bill Allen and 2nd year School Of Education students

Source: www.ecu.edu.au

Presentation to ORA at the Jewish Centre, Perth

Simcha A Celebration of Life Ep 7 Promo -South Africa

Simcha A Celebration of Life Ep 7 Promo

Source: youtu.be/JbLfmzZSoGM

Sunday 15 April 8:30am on SABC TV2

Perth Yom Hashoah Commemorations

Scarborough to Trigg Walk

Looking at these photos from today, it is hard to believe that it was an autumn’s day here in Perth – 32 centigrade on Easter Monday on a  long weekend.

It was a perfect day to be outdoors.

Scarborough has been transformed and it is worthwhile taking tourists there again.

The new swimming pool at Scarborough Beach has greatly enhanced the beachfront area.  It is opposite the Seashells Apartments, where our family stayed when they came to Perth for Dean’s barmitzvah, back in 1992.

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Welcoming signage
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The main beach at Scarborough – a complete makeover and lots of great outdoor activities for families and especially kids.

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Scarborough, Western Australia 

Scarborough, Western Australia – Wikipedia

Scarborough is a coastal suburb of Perth, Western Australia, located approximately 14 km northwest of the city centre in the City of Stirling local government area. It was named after the English beach resort Scarborough, North Yorkshire.

Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scarborough,_Western_Australia

Forewarned is forearmed! However, none were sighted.

The foot and cycle path looking north to Trigg Beach

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Always great to bump into friends who had the same idea as us!

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Trigg Beach

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Friendly Carter

Trigg, Western Australia

Trigg, Western Australia – Wikipedia

Trigg is a suburb of Perth, Western Australia. Its local government area is the City of Stirling. Trigg Island is a small island off the coast of the suburb of Trigg.

Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trigg,_Western_Australia