The Titanic and Jews

15.04.2012                      23.Nissan. 5772                     Isru Chag; Tag 8 des Omer

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The Titanic and Jews

It was sad when that great ship went down; there were husband and wives, little chillun lost their lives.

It was sad – it was sad – it was sad when that great ship went down, hit the bottom – there were husband and wives, little chillun lost their lives – it was sad when that great ship went down. We sang the chorus of that song with gusto at our Jewish camp in North Carolina in the 1950s and the lead verse sticks in my memory defining what this was all about. “Oh they built the ship Titanic to sail the ocean blue – and they thought they had a ship that the water couldn’t get through”, but then none of us youngsters knew what that ship was or what happened to it….