January 8, 1945
Born St. Petersburg, 1891; died Leningrad, 1967
Samuil Iakovlevich Marshak
Born Voronezh, 1887; died Moscow, 1964
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Vladimir V. Lebedev
The Force of Habit
Fritz has returned
To his native family.
He’s robbed his father and his sisters,
He’s robbed his mother too.
The German stormtrooper is unable
To be anything but a robber.
He says, “Overseas
I just got used to it”.
“My Fritz!” - says his father
“My Fritz!” - sighs his mom.
“What a talented boy you are!
You can even steal!”
The father says, “What a pillaging,
It's robbery in broad daylight!
You’ve taken after the Führer,
After your mother and after me!”
1970 × 855 mm
Gift of the USSR Society for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries
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