Singer Jamala Commemorates the 75th Anniversary of the Deportation of the Crimean Tatar People
Jamala is from Crimea and wrote her 1944 about the experience of her grandmother who was deported
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The singer Jamala, winner of the 2016 Eurovision song contest, wrote on her Facebook page about the 75th anniversary of the Deportation of the Crimean Tatar people.
“It seems a lot of time has passed, 1944 is far, but in reality, this tragedy is closer than we think. And today I see tears in the eyes of our children, women, the elderly, men who are taken away for nothing. I’m sorry that people do not draw conclusions. I really want everyone to remember, we knew about this day,” she wrote.
According to the singer, every year on May 18, she dreams of having the ability to stop time and change history in order to give people the opportunity to not make such mistakes.
“For me, this is the story of my kin, of my people. The Day of Deportation, day of death, of the genocide of Crimean Tatar people,” Jamala wrote.
Jamala won the Eurovision song contest with her song ‘1944’, devoted to the Deportation of Crimean Tatar people, and sung in both English and the Tatar language.