Audio Hymn of the Partisans

Abba Kovner, leader of the Jewish partisans group in Vilna, 1944 / USHMM

Slideshow About the Hymn of the Partisans

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  • The Hymn of the Partisans was first recited at a Yiddish literature event in the Vilna Ghetto in 1943 by 21 year-old poet and resistance fighter, Hirsch Glick. It was later set to the music of a prewar Soviet song written by Dmitri and Daniel Pokrass.

    Jewish partisans in Vilna on the day of the ghetto’s liberation, 1944 / Yad Vashem