According to the mother of the singer, the song “1944” was intended for a totally different speech. The song Jamal was supposed to play on may 18 – the day of the deportation of the Crimean Tatar population of the Crimean ASSR. However, the Commission, were selected artists for the “Eurovision” heard “1944” unanimously decided to stop the choice on it.
“When members of the Commission involved in the selection of artists for Eurovision, heard this song, we all started to cry. And producer Meladze decided that Jamal will go to Stockholm to represent Ukraine with this song” – quoted by Ukrainian singer mother’s life.<url>.
According to Galina Tumasova, it does not surprise that her daughter wrote such a song.
“The daughter grew up in a family of deportees… My dad was deported from Armenia in Central Asia, my husband’s family was also deported,” said the woman.
We will remind, the Decision to evict all Crimean Tatars from the Crimea shortly after the liberation of the Peninsula from the Nazis took Stalin, signed on 11 may 1944 the corresponding Decree of the State Committee of defense of the USSR № GFCS-5859. The deportation started early on the morning of 18 may and ended at 16:00 on may 20, it involved troops of the NKVD. According to official data, the eviction was subjected 183 155 people.Related posts: