About Hinde Nayman

Hinde Grin-Nayman (1916-1944) was born in Łódź and spent her youth there. After studying literature and chemistry at Warsaw University, she started publishing poetry in Yiddish and Polish in 1934. She wrote a novel about Jewish student life that was never published. She and her husband Yerakhimiel Grin were imprisoned in the Janów concentration camp, and was murdered in 1944. Her song, Mir zitsn bam zamdbreg tsufusns un trinken lekhayim mitn toyt (We’re sitting by the edge of the sand and drinking “to life” with the dead) was popular in many death camps.

Source: Congress for Jewish Culture