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Title: The Story of "The Partisan Song"
 
Shep Zitler
Audio:
Duration: 84 seconds
Copyright: ©1999, John Menszer
Transcript: Shep: You want me to sing "The Partisan Song"?

Interviewer: Oh, that would be great . . .

Shep: You see, again, when I begin, I said that I am proud of being from Vilna. There are so many little things of Vilna. Like here is "The Partisan Song," which it means the hymn, the hymn of the holocaust survivors all over the world. It was written in many, many languages and of course in Yiddish, they say, "Zog nit keinmol az du geist dem letzte veg."["Never say that you are on the final road."] It was written by Herschel Glick, a fellow from Vilna. He was a "Bundist." He wrote that song. He went to fight in the Partisan . . . he was killed at age 22. He was born in 1922, and he was killed. He died in 1944. He was 22 years old, a young fellow, brilliant. Also from Vilna. Now this song was picked up, and if anything that has to do with the holocaust, the Jews sing it all over the world . . . in Israel, all over, everywhere where there are. . .we are singing them, and as a matter fact I lead that that song yearly in the last few years in the Jewish Community Center, where we are having the memorial after the six million. _________ _________ _________ _________ _________ _________



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