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Meaning behind Ukraine’s 2016 Eurovision entry

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21:54, 16 May 2016
Meaning behind Ukraine’s 2016 Eurovision entry

Author : 112.UA 112.UA

Jamala’s “1944” lyrics tell a painful story of tragedy and deportation

21:54, 16 May 2016

Ukrainians made their choice back in February: Crimean Tatar jazz singer Jamala was voted to represent the country at "Eurovision-2016" in Stockholm. On February 21, she won the final national selection. In turn the 32-year-old singer said she would represent Ukraine with honor.

gazprom.ru

Jamala’s song "1944", tells the tragedy of the Crimean Tatar people.

In a previous interview the 32-year-old said the lyrics to “1944” were inspired by her great-grandmother, who was among the quarter of a million Tatars who were deported from Crimea by Soviet authorities. Thousands died from typhoid and hunger during the journey. 

“1944”-Jamala

When strangers are coming...

They come to your house,

They kill you all and say,

We're not guilty not guilty.

Where is your mind?

Humanity cries.

You think you are gods.

But everyone dies.

Don't swallow my soul.

Our souls Yaşlığıma toyalmadım

Men bu yerde yaşalmadım

Yaşlığıma toyalmadım

Men bu yerde yaşalmadım

We could build a future

Where people are free to live and love.

The happiest time.

Where is your heart?

Humanity rise.

You think you are gods

But everyone dies.

Don't swallow my soul.

Our souls Yaşlığıma toyalmadım

Men bu yerde yaşalmadım

Yaşlığıma toyalmadım

Men bu yerde yaşalmadım

The deportation of the Crimean Tatars is one of the darkest pages in the Soviet Union’s history. On May 18 and 20 1944 soldiers of People's Commissariat for Internal Affairs (NKVD) herded most of the Tatar population of Crimea onto trains and sent them in the direction of Uzbekistan. There were 70 trains.  Soviet authorities accused Crimean Tatar people in collaborating with the Nazis.

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