First page of the Remember to Remember archive


Posted by Radical Jew on January 27, 2022 with No Comments

Mikis Theodorakis Wrote the Most Beautiful Music on the Holocaust

Zuzanna Ginczanka

Posted by Radical Jew on August 6, 2021 with No Comments

Invoking Zuzanna Ginczanka: Translation in a Time of Love & War

Non omnis moriar

Translated from the Polish by Nancy Kassell and Anita Safran

Non omnis moriar. My grand estate—
Tablecloth meadows, invincible wardrobe castles,
Acres of bedsheets, finely woven linens,
And dresses, colorful dresses—will survive me.
I leave no heirs.
So let your hands rummage through Jewish things,
You, Chomin’s wife from Lvov, you mother of a volksdeutscher.
May these things be useful to you and yours,
For, dear ones, I leave no name, no song.
I am thinking of you, as you, when the Schupo came,
Thought of me, in fact reminded them about me.
So let my friends break out holiday goblets,
Celebrate my wake and their wealth:
Kilims and tapestries, bowls, candlesticks.
Let them drink all night and at daybreak
Begin their search for gemstones and gold
In sofas, mattresses, blankets and rugs.
Oh how the work will burn in their hands!
Clumps of horsehair, bunches of sea hay,
Clouds of fresh down from pillows and quilts,
Glued on by my blood, will turn their arms into wings,
Transfigure the birds of prey into angels. From Agni Online

Poems from About Centaurs

Gem Spa

Posted by Radical Jew on May 12, 2021 with No Comments

Alas Gem Spa closed in May 2020: Vanity Fair

Babi Yar

Posted by Radical Jew on January 27, 2021 with No Comments

Babi Yar massacre: Poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko recollects Read Yevtushenko’s “Babi Yar”