poetry by Laurie Suzanne Lessen-Reiche

Abba Kovner Listened

Winner of the Charlotte Newberger Prize

In November 1941 a young girl crawled up over the butchered bodies in the pits at Ponar and made her way eight miles through a frozen forest back to the Vilna ghetto. No one could believe her story—thousands of Jews lined up, shot, and piled in a ditch. But Abba Kovner listened to her.”

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Charlotte Newberger Poetry Content 2006

The articles in this special section:

The Poet

Laurie Suzanne Lessen-Reiche

The Prize is Named for

Charlotte Newberger

The Judge

Myra Sklarew

Abba Kovner Listened

poetry by Laurie Suzanne Lessen-Reiche

The winner of Lilith's Charlotte Newberger poetry competition