Yitskhok Katsenelson’s

"Dos lid fun ojsgehargetn jidiszn folk" Jicchoka Kacenelsona jako forma autobiografii poety i narodu
Yitskhok Katsenelson’s "Dos lid fun oysgehargetn yidishn folk" as an Autobiography of the Poet and his Nation

Author(s): Andrzej Pawelec, Magdalena Sitarz
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Studies of Literature, Polish Literature
Published by: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu Szczecińskiego
Keywords: Katsenelson; autobiography; Yiddish; Shoah

Summary/Abstract: Katsenelson’s Elegy – one of the most famous literary documents of the Shoah – was created in the Vittel internment camp, where the poet had been transported as part of ‘the Hotel Polski affair’. In this “last song of the last Jew” Katsenelson links his personal fate with the fate of the whole community, paying tribute to “the murdered Jewish people”. The authors focus on the mythopoetic aspect of the poem: on its goal – as a personal and national biography – to save the remnants of sense in an absolutely tragic and hopeless situation.

  • Issue Year: 8/2017
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 83-98
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Polish