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The Poetry of Abraham Sutzkever (Vilno Poet): Read in Yiddish

The Poetry of Abraham Sutzkever (Vilno Poet): Read in Yiddish

Raised in Vilno (Vilna), the "Jerusalem of Lithuania," Abraham Sutzkever (1913–2010) experienced the two most significant events involving Jews during the 20th century: the Holocaust and the birth of the State of Israel in 1948. The first half of the recording reflects his experiences during the Holocaust, while the second half contains his personal reflections and experiences of modern Israel, in which he settled in 1947. Almost all of his poetry was written in his native Yiddish, the primary secular language of the Jews of Eastern Europe.

The liner notes provide a biography of Sutzkever and information about Vilno; for each poem, there is an English synopsis and explanation, followed by the poem itself, in Yiddish.

Track Listing

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The Schoolteacher Mira Abraham Sutzkever 4:24
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A Wagon of Shoes Abraham Sutzkever 1:54
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The Lead Plates of Rome Printing House Abraham Sutzkever 1:46
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So Should You Speak to the Orphan Abraham Sutzkever 3:20
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Yiddishe Gass Abraham Sutzkever 2:19
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Playthings Abraham Sutzkever 1:10
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Were I Not With You Abraham Sutzkever 0:48
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The Snows of Mount Hermon Abraham Sutzkever 1:24
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Deer at Dead Sea Abraham Sutzkever 1:02
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Petitions on the Grave of Rabbi Simeon Yechoi Abraham Sutzkever 1:32
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The Well of Prophecy Abraham Sutzkever 1:38
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At the Memorial in Yad Mordecai Abraham Sutzkever 1:04
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In Sinai Desert Abraham Sutzkever 8:54
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