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Abramek (Abraham) Koplowicz


In this step we will watch the second part of the video on the Ghettos, focusing on additional aspects such as the so called “Judenräte” (Jewish councils), the deportations to death camps and a short introduction to our first young poet named Abramek (Abraham) Koplowicz.

The video includes a few more excerpts from Dawid Sierakowiak’s diary. We are about to present two poems written in the ghetto. Before they come up, consider how poems written in these conditions will differ from a diary entry written in the same period. Both are important resources for more intimate access to an epoch, but they deal differently and read differently in their modes of expression.

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Poetry and the Holocaust

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