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Que Siga el Calor – Samuel Truzman & Simon Lapscher

① memo 20160505 ~ Que Siga el Calor – Samuel Truzman & Simon Lapscher

In loving memory of those who lived, and those who live …
An original song by Samuel Truzman , Simon Lapscher, and Moshe Bitton …
With the film of portraits from “Transport XX Face To Face” by Michel van der Burg – matched to the song …
A special co-production for Yom HaShoah – Holocaust Memorial Day 2016.

With subtitles : Spanish & English subtitles if you turn on CC.

Comment by Samuel Truzman :
“Esta canción la escribimos cuando teníamos 16 años, con unos amigos con los que tenía una banda que se llamaba So Seven. La fuerza y el impacto de la canción y el sentimiento es el mismo, nunca olvidar.
Escrita por: Simon Lapscher, Bimbi y yo.”

English translation of Samuel’s comment (by me):
“This song we wrote when we were 16 years with some friends that had a band called So Seven. The strength and impact of the song and the feeling is the same, never forget.
Written by: Simon Lapscher, Bimbi and Samuel Truzman.”

Lyrics:
Incierta la vida, la realidad.
Una vez más pierde su integridad.
Estabas sentado en la cama de nana pensabas salir a jugar.
¿Cuándo tendrás edad para aprender a morir?
¿Cómo entender que allí muere su infancia?
Hombres extraños se llevan a papá.
No encuentras la luz.
Baja el sol, y tu sediento dentro de un vagón y vas perdiendo la ilusión, ya no te cubre la gracia.
Alza su voz, está impaciente.
¿Porqué el conductor que mueve al tren no advirtió, que era el tren de la muerte?
Así lamentable es la humanidad, ella se esconde la verdad.
Pero aquel niño que ni pudo comenzar pudo ser el capitán de este barco que no sabe navegar.
Yo, tú, él, fuimos todos errantes al andar.
La muerte del judío se proclamó, el reía sin compasión, el grito de aquel niño nos quemó, que siga el calor.

La muerte del judío se proclamó, el reía sin compasión, el grito de aquel niño nos quemó, que siga el calor.
Incierta la vida, la realidad.

Lyrics Translation :
Uncertain life, reality.
Once again loses its integrity.
You were sitting on nana’s bed thinking about going out to play.
When will you be old enough to learn how to die?
How to understand that here is where his childhood dies?
Strange men are taking Dad away.
And you can’t find the light.
The sun goes down, and you’re thirsty inside a wagon, you’re starting to lose your illusion.
Grace no longer covers you.
She raises her voice, and is impatient.
Because the train’s driver did not warn her that she was on the death train?
So pitiful is humanity, she hides the truth.
But that child who was not given a start, could have been the captain of this ship that knows not how to navigate.
Me, you, him, we are all wanderers in our walk.
The death of the jew was proclaimed, and he was laughing mercilessly.
The cry of that child burned us, let the heat continue.

The death of the jew was proclaimed, and he was laughing mercilessly.
The cry of that child burned us, let the heat continue.
Uncertain life, reality.

More info on TRANSPORT XX

Post and original 2009 film version : TRANSPORT XX – installation Brussels

Newer film versions (with description at the Vimeo site) :
Transport XX – face to face
Transport XX – face to face (2012)

A special 1 minute film “Transport XX face to face” was selected in 2010 by The One Minutes and the dutch Museum of National History (innl) for the ‘Where history starts’ event on Nov 28th, 2010 in Paradiso, Amsterdam (Netherlands).

Documentary film “Transport XX to Auschwitz

Que Siga El Calor — Trailer

① memo 20160504 ~ Que Siga El Calor — Trailer ~ An original song by Simon Lapscher, Moshe Bitton, and Samuel Truzman – with portraits from the “Transport XX Face To Face” film by Michel van der Burg.
The music video is published May 5, 2016 by Samuel Truzman – a special co-production for Yom HaShoah – Holocaust Memorial Day 2016.
Update May 5 –  link to the music video “Que Siga el Calor – Samuel Truzman & Simon Lapscher

Sculptor’s Monument Transport XX

Sculptor Koenraad Tinel looks at the corten steel work of Etienne Desmet – the Transport XX monument in Boortmeerbeek , Belgium, during the commemoration April 27, 2014. Both Belgian visual artists were born in Ghent.

The sculpture commemorates the heroic attack in Boortmeerbeek April 19, 1943 on the deportation train ‘Transport XX’ – a cattle car train crammed with 1631 Jewish passengers, heading for Auschwitz – by three young men from Brussels – Youra Livschitz, Robert Maistriau and Jean Franklemon – who succeeded in opening one of the cars and liberate 17 people.

Site Of Attack On Transport XX

Site of the attack on the deportation train ‘Transport XX’ – a cattle car train crammed with 1631 Jewish passengers, heading for Auschwitz.

Here in Boortmeerbeek , Belgium, the night of April 19, 1943, three young men from Brussels – Youra Livschitz, Robert Maistriau and Jean Franklemon – attacked and stopped this cattle car train,  succeeded in opening one of the cars and liberate 17 people. Another more than 200 others could jump out also before the train reached the German border. Site filmed May 15, 2011.

Memory Track

Régine Krochmal and Francine Mayran at the 2011 commemoration of Transport XX in Boortmeerbeek (Belgium) – listening to the poem “Ce que j’ai encore à vous dire” by Serge Smulevic – read by his cousin Georges Rakier.

… Aujourd’hui
c’est la renaissance du racisme
c’est l’espérance du fascisme
Ils sont de retour, à nouveau Tous ces anciens fléaux !
Aujourd’hui
J’ai soixante-quinze ans
La colère me retourne les sangs …

Serge Smulevic (20 April 1996)

Oh My Kinneret – Ameet

① memo 20160420 ~ Oh My Kinneret – Ameet ~ “Oh my Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) … oh my Kinneret did you exist, or did I dream a dream. From Ameet Kanon singing Ve’ulai to honor her great-grandmother’s memory – who was three-months pregnant that night on April 1943 in Belgium, when she jumped from the fast moving 20th Train heading for Auschwitz. Los Angeles , Holocaust Remembrance Day 2014 . Here a link to her complete song Ve’ulai.

Transport XX – herdenking 2016

Transport XX herdenking 2016 – “Een radicale keuze…”  – Update April 22
① memo 20160419 ~ Radical Choice … Transport XX” ~ 2016 commemoration , theme “A radical choice…” in Boortmeerbeek , Belgium , April 17, 2016 .
Video online 19 April 2016.
UPDATE video 22 April 2016.
Film : Michel van der Burg – michelvanderburg.com | 1-memo.com .