Ani Mamin

Ani-Mamin (I Believe)
אַני מאַמין

Words are based on Maimonides’ thirteen articles of faith. The song expresses confidence in the coming of the Messiah and was sung by Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto who were taken to their death.

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I believe, I believe.
I believe —
With reassuring faith,
Moshiach will come.
Moshiach will come, I believe.
Although he may delay,
Nonetheless, I believe.

Ani mamin, ani mamin,
Ani mamin —
Beemuno shleymo
Bevias hamoshiakh.
Bevias hamoshiakh ani mamin
Veaf al pi sheyismameya
Im kol-ze ani mamin.

אַני מאַמין, אַני מאַמין,
אַני מאַמין —
באמונה שלמה
בבֿיאַת המשיח,
בבֿיאַת המשיח אַני מאַמין.
ואַף על פּי שיתמהמה,
עם כּל–זה אַני מאַמין.

Song Title: Ani Mamin

Composer: Unknown
Composer’s Yiddish Name: Unknown
Lyricist: Unknown
Lyricist’s Yiddish Name: Unknown
Time Period: Unspecified

This Song is Part of a Collection

We Are Here Book Cover with Illustrations of a red rising sun

We Are Here: Songs of the Holocaust

Compiled by sisters Malke Gottleib and Chana Mlotek, this collection of 40 songs, issued on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, reflects the suffering, despair, longing, as well as the strength, hope and courage that led the last remnant of enfeebled Jews to take up arms against the mammoth Nazi war-machine. Save for five songs, this compilation comprises songs that were actually written or sung in the ghettos and concentration camps. Four exceptions written after the war: “Babi Yar,” “Moyshelekh un Shloymelekh,” “Kadish,” and “Mayn mame hot gevolt zayn oyf mayn khasene” are often presented at commemorative gatherings and were therefore included. The fifth song “Am Yisroel Khay” was written in a D.P. camp and is an affirmation of the will of the survivors to build new lives for themselves, holding high their belief in the endurance of the Jewish people. To enable readers and singers not conversant with the Yiddish alphabet to utilize this collection, We Are Here! Songs of the Holocaust provides parallel transliterations and singable English translations by Roslyn Bresnick Perry.

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