[Mendele] Mendele Personal Notices & Announcements--Origin of song "Ferblayb mit mir..."
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July 6, 2010
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Date: Mon, 28 Jun 2010 09:49:10 +1000
From: Joseph Toltz <josephtoltz at me.com>
Subject: "Ferblayb mit mit"
In a recent interview with the only remaining Sobibor survivor living in
Australia, my interviewee recalled a fragment of a song that she was
taught when working in the very small forced labour knitting room adjacent
to the camp. I'm wondering if anyone on the list can recognize the origin
of this song:
The fragment is:
"Ferblayb mit mir, vas vilstu nisht ferlasn, du hast misht libt
Farvus vilstu verlasn, Blayb mit mir, ish bin so elen vir shtayn"
This is transcribed from her singing, so I may have gotten the spelling a
little fermisht. Private answers gratefully received.
PhD candidate and tutor,
University of Sydney
josephtoltz at me.com
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