Re: [Cz-L] Songs from Transnistria

From: Shelley <>
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:08:47 -0400
To: Miriam Taylor <>
Reply-To: Shelley <>

Thank you so much for the translation, Mimi!


On Wed, Oct 22, 2014 at 12:27 PM, Miriam Taylor <> wrote:
> What a very, very sad song!
> David, You should give this text to Yad Va-Shem
> and the Holocaust Museum in Washington DC.
> For those who do not know Yiddish, here is my translation:
> -----------------
> "The mother liver for her child
> For it, she ruins her health
> She cries day and night a great weeping
> She asks God that she may still have satisfaction.
> The child grows and becomes a a lad
> But the mother dies before her time
> The child grows and works hard in the larger world
> It is bitter when you miss your mother.
> Mother, Mother my love
> May you always be at my side
> because blessed by God
> is he who has a dear beloved mother
> Mother I want to ask you a question, why do I live in this world
> Could you not have abandoned me, before I could stand on my feet
> Then I knew nothing
> Because I was small
> Today I do not have what my eyes see
> Look how I hard I work, dear mother
> and no one helps me
> they hunt me and torture me
> they suck my blood
> Rather than hearing the word orphan,
> it is better not to be borne
> because always cursed is this name
> Not once, mother, am I in need
> Not once, Mama, do I wish for myself death,
> Not once, dear mother
> Does my heart become bitter
> Not once do I beg to still live on this earth
> When I see a funeral procession
> I follow it rapidly
> generally, I like to chase
> when a funeral.... "
> -------------------------
> Mimi

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