By Paul Goldfinger, Editor at Blogfinger
“Dona, Dona” is a Yiddish song by composer Shalom Secunda, a Jewish-Ukranian immigrant to America. It has been recorded by many artists including Joan Baez and Donovan. The words describe a calf being led to slaughter. But many interpretations have gone deeper.
It was written in 1941 as the Holocaust was roaring to envelope and destroy the Jewish people of Eastern Europe. But Hitler failed to accomplish all his “final solution” goals, and many Jews escaped, and now newer generations have emerged from the ashes of the Shoah.
So this photograph is one person’s interpretation of Secunda’s composition (sung below in a literary language, Yiddish, that also refused to die.)
“Dona, Dona” recorded by Moshe Leiser, Ami Flamm, and Gérard Barreax. From an album called Les Musique de Chagall.