On the occasion of the Holocaust Remembrance Day 2021, FES Israel pays tribute to the victims as well as the survivors of the Holocaust.
Your pale remembrance compels me to be calm,
That once again I may recall my love,
Perhaps I’ll smile again when we embrace
You are my ally, and my best of friends.
Sweet remembrance, tell me a fairy tale
Of my beloved that now is lost to me,
Tell me the story of the Golden Glitter,
And tell the swallow to come back to me.
Fly after her and whisper it in her ear.
Does she remember me, even for a moment?
Is she well, and even more I’d know —
Am I still her one and only love?
Come quickly back to me, don’t lose your way,
I would recall other memories from the past.
Beautiful you were, but I fear that you’re gone.
Goodbye my love. I loved you once so well.
*Ornest wrote this poem about a young girl, Ruth, who came into Terezín, and was immediately deported to Auschwitz.
Content on Holocaust Remembrance Day 2021
- In front of the Glass Booth – International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2021
- International Zoom Conference Commemorating 80 Years of Operation Barbarossa
- Testimonies of Holocaust Survivors