Leonia Jabłonkówna

 

The first text is a poem or a prayer written by Leonia Jabłonkówna in 1943.

 

Leonia was a young Polish woman of Jewish origin born in 1905.

When she wrote the prayer in 1943, she was in hiding.

It is a prayer for the victims in the occupied countries -- and also a prayer for the victims of the mass Allied bombing of German cities.

Already in 1943, Polish intellectuals thought of the time after the war.

The poem was printed in a clandestine Polish newspaper.

Leonia died in 1987.

 

 

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