The Poem

The Partisan Poem

It  was written as a poem of hope  by Hirsh Glik,  aged 20, in the Vilna ghetto in 1943.

In English

Aaron Kremer’s English version recited by Freydl Mrocki of Shalom Aleichem College, Melbourne, Australia.

The words:


The Poem In Lithuanian

Giedrius Galvanauskas of Atzalynas Gymnasium in Kedainiai, Lithuania.

Inspired by his English teacher, Laima Ardaviciene, Giedrius used a Lithuanian translation, background music on viola , with a backdrop of old images of his hometown, Kedainiai, and even added English subtitles.

The viola was played by Tzvi Friedl of Perth Australia.

Translation by Roza Tzvi Ben Litay and Sergey Kanovich