Dos lid funem oysgehargeṭn Yidishn folḳ
Call NumberRBSC 839.093 K19L 1963
Sub-CollectionRare Books & Special Collections
Statement of ResponsibilityYitsḥoḳ Ḳatsenelson.
SummaryThis work contains various poems by Katzenelson about the destruction of the Jewish people. These poems were hidden in the ground at the Vitel ghetto and others in the Warsaw ghetto to preserve them for future generations of Jews and to bear witness to the Holocaust. The poems were buried under pine trees, with the help of kitchen utensils, on August 17, 1944. Katzenelson and his close neighbors were dragged out and sent to Dransi, and then to Auschwitz in the company of 1,000 Jews where they were put to death in the infamous gas ovens. A short time later the Vitel camp was liberated and three containers of Katzenelson's manuscripts were uncovered. This collection includes facsimiles of Katzenelson's poem "I Dreamed A Dream" and his 13th poem "With the Pioneers."
Physical Description 79 pages : portraits, facsimiles ; 17 cm
PublisherNyu-Yorḳ : Iḳuf farlag
- Cover title: Dos lid fun oysgehargṭn Yidishn folḳ
- Title on added title page: Dos lid funem oisgehargetn Yidishn folk
- "Ṿi Yitsḥaḳ Ḳatsenelson hoṭ geshribn zayne ḳlog-lider / Miryam Noṿiṭsh": pages 15–16
RecognitionGifted by Paula Kirman