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Don't Forget My Soul

by Z[usman] Segalowicz

Translated by Renee Miller

Edited by Fay Bussgang

What I ask of you and have come to beg of you,
You should not pass by or avoid.
We cannot really rescue the dead––
Then let's rescue the suffering.

I pledge to you my oath
For other times . . . in peace,
You must remember the influence
And the significance of every Jew.

With song and divine fury
With blood, lament the loss,
Because God Himself has now lost
The best daveners [reciters of prayers] of His Jewish community.

Our shuls––in ruins,
In the cemeteries that terrify,
You will find enough, enough
That can inspire and awake.

For generations may it be remembered,
For eternity to tell the tale . . .
The doom of Jewish-Poland
On written and engraved parchment.

from Song of Lament “Gone”
Page Design: Emanuel Szary


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