I recently viewed Lanzmann's "Shoah" documentary and I'm and I'm curious about which passage of the Scriptures the Corfu Jews are chanting in the following segment:

Minute 02.22 Clip FV3409 https://collections.ushmm.org/search/catalog/irn1004584

  • Sounds like Hatikvah???
    – Shmuel
    Commented Mar 2 at 19:49

2 Answers 2


The text is from "Yigdal"

This hymn, written by Daniel ben Yehuda, who was a Dayan in Rome about 1300, is based on Maimonides’ 13 principles of Judaism.

The tune @Shmuel seems to be the Hatikvah.


It sounds to me like they are singing Yigdal.

  • Sorry @Joel K I must have been typing my answer as you typed yours. Commented Mar 2 at 21:44

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