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happy? – Jan 21 (Partizans / Hurston)

Abby Sale 21 Jan 06 - 10:44 AM
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Subject: happy? – Jan 21 (Partizans / Hurston)
From: Abby Sale
Date: 21 Jan 06 - 10:44 AM


The United Partisans Organization, (FPO) armed resistance movement
formally organized within the Vilna ghetto on 1/21/1942[/center]

        Shtil, di nacht iz oysgeshternt,             Silence, and a starry night
        Un der frost hot shtark gebrent.             Frost crackling, fine as sand.
        Tsi gedenkstu vi ich hob dich gelernt         Remember how I taught you
        Haltn a shpayer in di hent?                   To hold a gun in your hand?
                
                "Shtil, di Nacht" by Hirsh Glik

Glik escaped the ghetto, was caught, then escaped the concentration camp and died in the Baltic woods fighting Germans. A Treasury of Jewish Folksong, Ruth Rubin; 1950 & also Folk Song Encyclopedia, Jerry Silverman

BTW,
1/21-29 is the 15th "Zora Neale Hurston Festival of Arts and Humanities," held in her birthblace. She was born in Eatonville, FL in 1903 (and in 1891 per Library of Congress; and also several other years; died 1/28/1960) On the outskirts of Orlando, Eatonville was the 1st (some dispute this but who cares?) US African-American township; incorporated 1887 & still independent.

Not many other folklorists (including Burns) get a Festival that is celebrated by virtually every citizen & building of their home town. We generally go - can we pick up a djibouti for anyone? Actually, Tinker usually walks with a nice carved olivewood Zimbabwean cane but it broke last week. I'm pretty sure we can get a new one at the Fest.

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What are Happy's all about? See Clicky


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