This Day in Jewish History 1942: A Man of the People Who Sang of Fire Is Murdered by Nazis

A German soldier shot down folk hero Mordechai Gebirtig and his wife in Krakow Ghetto as Jews were boarding a train for deportation to the east.

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June 4, 1942, is the day on which Yiddish poet, singer and folk hero Mordechai Gebirtig met his death in the Krakow Ghetto. Gebirtig was shot down by a German soldier as he and the other Jewish residents of...