Di Shvue – Tribute to Marek Edelman
The anthem of the Yiddish Bund, performed by the Workmen’s Circle chorus, as a tribute to its last and most valiant partisan. Marek Edelman (1919 – 2009) was the youngest leader of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising and one of its few surviving leaders. He remained in Poland for the rest of his long life and was able to play a significant role in the Solidarnosc movement to finally bring liberty to his long-suffering land. In his last years he spoke out in solidarity with the Palestinians, seeing the parallels between the Warsaw Ghetto and the Gaza Strip all too clearly. May God rest his soul.