New Have Your Say: a Poem (and photos)

Jewish cemetery, Lesko (1996)

 

Jewish heritage sites have long inspired artists and writers, and we occasionally like to highlight examples.

Our new “Have Your Say” op-ed is a poem about the Old Jewish Cemetery in Lesko, Poland — one of the oldest in Europe, dating back to the middle of the 16th century — which we present with a photo essay showing some of the 2,000 or so gravestones that remain.

The poem, from 1954, is “Old Jewish Cemetery at Lesko,” by the Polish poet Tadeusz Różewicz: we present the English translation by Joanna Trzeciak Huss, an associate professor of Russian & Polish translation at Kent State University.

Click here to access the Have Your Say

 

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