THE EXHIBIT   ~ Woman Poets ~
05_03 In tfiseh Postcard .jpg "In tfiseh" (In prison). Postcard depicting a defiant young woman in prison. She may represent women who were prominent in revolutionary movements at the beginning of the 20th century, such as Rosa Luxemburg and Vera Figner.

Translation of Yiddish poem (author unknown):

My silken hair runs wild,
My delicate hands are locked,
And my bright glance is gutted
And I am clothed in black.
But know one thing, people --
My mind you will not lock,
Nor will you forge my thoughts,
Nor the strivings that flow
From my hot young heart.
(-translated by G. Sigal)