POEM: And These are My Names

Originally written in Hebrew by Itta Keller Benhaiem

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And these are my names:
My parents gave me my name
Itta Keller.
My saviour Tadeusz
Embellished me with his name
and I was called
Irena Kobilko.
In the childrens’ home
I was assigned the name of Fanny –
Ginsburg.
And my marriage has presented me
With the name
Benhaiem .
And this is my life.

Previous Comments

love
written by ssdyrtjujkd, May 15, 2009
this poem is really beautiful and touching. it shows the constant change in lifestyle you had to experience. it really teaches youth like myself, that the holocaust was in fact real and horrible. i end my comment with a thank you for allowing people to umderstand the horrors you had to endure.
Beautiful
written by Anna, March 08, 2007
This poem is really beautiful and touching. It shows the constant change in the lifestyle you had to experience. It really teaches youth like myself, that the Holocaust was in fact real and horrible. I end my comment with a thank you for allowing people to understand the horrors you had to endure.
Touching
written by Paige, January 24, 2007
That is really touching, it really explains the constant changing of names. It could be me, but that would a lot of courage to write that, even after the Holocost. I horrible at spelling. If I could help I would. I pretty much saying thanks for that

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