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Poems by Helmut Hirsch, 1934

 File — Box: 2, Folder: 88
Identifier: Folder 88

Scope and Contents

Possibly written during Hirsch's trip to Slovakia


  • 1934


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Access to the collection is in accordance with the policies of the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University. Please contact the department for more information.


From the Collection: 5.00 Linear Feet

From the Collection: 9 manuscript boxes, 1 oversized roll of sketches, 1 film reel other_unmapped

Language of Materials



Here we had a few poems by Helmut Hirsch. Throughout his life, Hirsch developed various artistic endeavors from painting to writing. The first poem in this folder is dark in nature. The opening line - "Du jetzt ist es ja dunkel und wir sind allein" translates to "It is dark now and we are alone" . This poem could allude to the feelings Hirsch had at the time as the political climate in Germany was beginning to escalate. The next poem appears to have been a work in progress, as evidenced by the corrections and pen markings. Third, is a poem "Wann es Abend werd " (When the evening comes) that resonantes with the first poem in this folder.

Physical Description

3 pages : 10.75 in. H x 8.5 in. W (27cm x 22cm)



Repository Details

Part of the Brandeis University Repository

415 South St.
Waltham MA

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