“And The Words Belong to the People” – Holocaust Resistance in Yiddish Poetry & Song
A Facebook Live Event in Commemoration of Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Hosted by the L.A. Museum of the Holocaust
LINK FOR JOINING on April 21.
. . .
Perhaps these words will endure,
And live to see the light loom —
And in the destined hour
Will unexpectedly bloom?
And like the primeval grain
That turned into a stalk —
The words will nourish,
The words will belong
To the people, in its eternal walk.
— Avrum Sutzkever (From “Grains of Wheat”, Vilna Ghetto, 1943)
Translated by B & B. Harhav