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By David Wolpe From the 1977 Keidan Yizkor Book.  Nineteen forty-one. May In Lithuania the sun is molten with red lead   Father says, with sadness in his face, that Mother, unfortunately, is lying in hospital   I waited not … Continue reading

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The Destruction of Keidan

By David Wolpe (Johannesburg) Originally published in the Yiddish journal, “Fun Letstn Khurbn” in Munich, 1948; and in English in 1950 by the Keidaner Sick Benefit and Benevolent Society of Johannesburg. By June 24, within days after Germany launched its … Continue reading

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Fire in the Town, 1914

By Yitzhak Wolpe, as told to David Wolpe First published in the 1950 anniversary book, Keidan Sick Benefit & Benevolent Society of Johannesburg. 1. It was 1914, late spring, just a week after the holiday of Shavuot. The air in … Continue reading

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