Category: Sholem Zhirman

  • Capital

    I recall in prison when I took the book into my hands / and silently embraced the wealth of ideas / a holy shiver trembled in me / when opening Karl Marx’s “Das Kapital”

  • About Sholem Zhirman

    Sholem Zhirman (1909-1941) was born in Vilnius, and worked as a carpenter in his father’s workshop. He was jailed on several occasions for his activities in the revolutionary movement. He published his first poems in Warsaw’s Literarishe Tribune. He was confined in the Bereza Kartuska concentration camp between 1933 and 1939, where he contracted tuberculosis…