From Greece, Abravanel posts some 1940s music by Alekos Gouveris and Vassilis Tsitsanis, a song of longing for a Jewish girl who escapes deportation to the Nazi extermination camps.Scroll down for the English - although this is perhaps a better translation of the middle verse:
I ache when I think of the beautiful eveningsAnd when you listen to that, think of the Tree of Life synagogue in Chania, Crete, attacked by arsonists twice in 19 days, after many other violent attacks and desecrations on Jews across Greece last year, and several attacks on migrants in Chania by neo-Nazis; and think of the dozens or possibly hundreds of migrants who drown every year in the Aegean sea, trying to escape unliveable lives.
when you tenderly gave me promises, kisses, caresses.
UPDATE: Donate books to Crete's synagogue. UPDATE 2: Greek Shoah monuments in Israel.
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