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Submitted by Emily H Garber

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Category: Translation - Hebrew
Approval Date: 5/17/2020 2:53 PM
Family Surname: Eisner
Country: Ukraine
Town: Tluste/Zaleszczyki
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5/17/2020 5:24 PM This is Hebrew. You can change the category.
5/17/2020 6:12 PM As one who was rescued from the Shoah (Holocaust), 80 family members were destroyed.

As I stood in the synagogue during the time of the Yizkor [memorial prayer for the dead], I lower my head and stand silently, it is difficult to open my mouth.

According to the poet Ch. N. [Chaim Nachman] Bialik, the revenge for the blood of a small boy has not yet been created by Satan.
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I had never heard of that comment by the poet Bialik, so I looked it up. If you go to this page, http://www.eilatgordinlevitan.com/volozhin/vol_pages/volstories_bialik.html, and look for the word Kishinev, you will see the origin of this quote.
5/18/2020 8:52 AM As one of the Holocaust survivors, 80 people perished from my family, when I stand in the synagogue for the Yizkor prayer, I bend my head, stay still, hard to open the mouth. As said by the writer Hayim Nachman Byalik: "Even Satan has not come up yet with a revenge for the blood of a small child."

P.S. Yizkor is a prayer for the rememberance of the dead.
5/18/2020 10:43 AM the quotation is from Bialik's song "on the Slaughter" written in 1903 after the Kishinev pogrom.

"But cursed be the one who says; Avenge!

Revenge like this, revenge for the blood of a small child

Satan has not yet created –

and let the blood pierce the abyss!"

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