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Vu ahin zol ikh geyn?

Artist: Igor S. Korntayer
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First posted by: yidlid.org

Transliteration

Der yid vert geyogt un geplogt Nisht zikher iz far im yeder tog: Zayn lebn iz a fintstere nakht: Zayn shtrebn, alts far im iz farmakht. Farlozn, bloyz mit sonim, keyn fraynd, Keyn hofenung, on a zikhern haynt. Vu ahin zol ikh geyn, Ver kon entfern mir? Vu ahin zol ikh geyn, Az farshlosn z'yede tir? S'iz di velt groys genug, Nor far mir iz eng un kleyn Vu a blik, Kh'muz tsurik, S'iz tseshtert yede brik: Vu ahin zol ikh geyn?

Translation

The Jew is chased and tormented Unsafe is for him each day: His live is a dark night: His aspiration — all is closed for him. Forsaken, with only enemies, no friend, No hope, no day is safe. Where shall I go, Who can answer me? Where shall I go, Since all the doors are closed? The world is big enough, But for me it's narrow and small Wherever I look, I must turn around, Every bridge is destroyed: Where shall I go?