[Mendele] Mendele Personal Notices & Announcements--Poems from the Ringelbaum Archive: texts and translations

Victor Bers victor.bers at yale.edu
Wed Aug 17 20:34:38 EDT 2011

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Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2011 20:54:06 -0700
From: Sarah Moskovitz <smoskovitz at csun.edu>
Subject:  Poems from the Ringelbaum Archive, now translated
Sent: Sunday, July 17, 2011 9:01 PM

Sarah Traister Moskovitz announces the website http://poetryinhell.org 
which contains the Yiddish poetry unearthed from the milk can known as the 
Ringelblum Archive dug up in Warsaw in 1946 and finally now translated by 
Moskovitz  from Yiddish to English.

There are 153 poems grouped within 5 themes 1.Nature  2.Home, Love, Life 
3. Ghetto,Struggle, Hunger    4.Death, Anger, Mourning   5.Tradition, 
Protest, Faith. There are poems by poets famous in their time Yitskhok 
Katsenelson,  Zusman,Shayevitch, Hershele and Miriam Ulinover as well as 
many lesser known poets and a number who remain anonymous.  This work is 
introduced  in Forward and Introduction by two stellar scholars and 
authors in Holocaust study,Michael Berenbaum and Samuel Kassow.There  are 
brief biographies of the known authors at the end in an Appendix as well 
as a few poems known to have been written in the ghetto such as 
Katsenelson's Introduction to an Evening of Tanakh  but not found in the 
Ringelblum Archive.

The poems have been burried treasure and are now freely available to be 
downloaded from the website by anyone interested. The URL is 
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