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Glick, Hirsch

(1922-1944) Lithuanian poet and partisan and author of "Zog Nit Keyn Mol," the anthem of the partisans.

He was born in a working class family in Vilna. He began to write poetry at age 13 and at 16 was co-founder of a group of poets who called themselves Yungvald (Young Forest). He was active in the artistic activities which were being carried out in the ghetto and participated in the underground movement which was preparing for a revolt.

He was later deported to concentration camps in Estonia where he continued to compose songs and poems. In July 1944, with the Russians approaching, he escaped into the forest to try to join up with the partisan fighters. He was never heard from again, and it is presumed he was caught by the Germans and executed.


Source: Encyclopedia of the Holocaust.



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