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Jean-Jacques Goldman – Comme Toi

Comme Toi is a song by Jean-Jacques Goldman, released in 1982 on the album Jean-Jacques Goldman (Minority). It has a daughter, Sarah, who was not eight years, with the happy childhood that could continue living even marrying one day to  Warsaw;but other people had decided otherwise.

The song’s lyrics imply that this little girl is a Polish Jewish victim of the Holocaust. The idea for this song came to Goldman watching the image of a little girl (who do not necessarily called Sarah) his mother in a family album which was born in Germany2.

Originally Polish Jewish, Goldman marks its commitment to the countries of Eastern Europe and their musical traditions; he does not play the violin solo in the first version of the song, but will do it in his concerts.

The single will be certified gold record in 1983 for 500,000 copies sold 3. Overall, Like you has sold 600,000 copies 4.