Monday 3 August 2015


            At age fifteen she was already in the Kovno ghetto.  She was the author of two sorrowful poems, “Kolones” (Columns) and “Aerodromtshik” (Aerodrome [with a derisive undertone]), from which one can see that she worked during the period of the Nazi occupation at the airport in Kovno—a place where Jews were frequently beaten.  In the latter poem, the young author sings: “I would fall down long, / Like an emaciated tree, / Without a scrap of hope, / Without a bright dream.”

Source: Sh. Katsherginski, ed., Lider fun di getos un lagern (Poems from the ghettos and camps) (New York, 1948), pp. 9, 147-48.

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