IN MEMORIAM: ABRAHAM SUTZKEVER

In memory of the great late Lithuania-born Abraham Sutzkever: http://www.jewishideasdaily.com/content/detail/abraham-sutzkever-in-memoriam.

Last hour, when you come, bring strength enough
For me to see a palace in ruined masonry,
To drive my final moments to their given end,
To tap a message to my prisoner soul: Be free!

         (trans. C.K. Williams)

Here’s Sutzkever’s testimony at the Nuremberg Trial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMDa7OcXthw&feature=related

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