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Catalog#: Stonehill0014
Title: S’iz geven a gehenem oto do (It was Hell Here)
Transcription: Miriam Isaacs
Translation: Miriam Isaacs

Information:
The singer is Avrum Berkovitsh, age 20, from Khust (now in Ukraine). He had only been in the US for 4 days. He learned the song in a camp from a Jewish partisan.



1. S’ iz geven a gehenem, unzer lebn oto do
Shver gearbayt far yenem, nisht gehat kayn gite shu
Nor di frayhayt di sheyne, iz der ziger aroys,
Un di mentshn di kleyne zenen haynt vider groys.

Refrain: Far dem zig fun der frayhayt, darf men geyn hant in hant.  
Gloybn nor in dem tsukumft, fun dem goldenem land.

2. Oysgeshokhtn unzere brider far di velder bey di fest….
Mir shnaydn yetst zayre glider in Berlin un Budapest.   
Veynt nit mames un kinder, siz gekumen di minut,
Fun der ziser nekume, far a yedn tropn blut.

Refrain: Far dem zig fun der frayhayt, darf men geyn hant in hant.  
Gloybn nor in dem tsukumft, fun dem goldenem land.

1. It was hell, our life over here.
We worked hard for others and did not have a single good hour
But beautiful freedom won the day.
And the small people are again great today.

Refrain: For conquering freedom, we need to go hand in hand.
And only believe in the future, of a golden land.

2. They slaughtered our brothers by their castles and forts
But we will cut their limbs, from Berlin to Budapest.
Don't weep mothers and children, the minute has arrived,
For sweet revenge for every drop of blood.

Refrain: For conquering freedom, we need to go hand in hand.
And only believe in the future, of a golden land.

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