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Pavoloch

Pavoloch known as Pavolitsh in Yiddish, Pawolotsch in German, Pawołocz in Polish, is a selo in Popilnia Raion, Zhytomyr Oblast, Ukraine. It was an administrative seat of Pavoloch Regiment, it is estimated that Pavoloch was founded sometime in the Middle Ages, but it first appeared on Ruthenian chronicles in 1503. The majority of Pavoloch's inhabitants were Jews; the Jews in Pavoloch, as in many other shtetls, were victims of constant prejudice. When they got fed up with being harassed, the citizens build a wooden fort around their shtetl, which gave Pavoloch's inhabitants increased protection against invaders, it was a good thing that the people of Pavoloch built their fort, because their settlement was a constant pit-stop for advancing and retreating armies. Aside from the occasional prejudice, the Jews of Pavoloch lived in harmony with one another, with no fights breaking out among themselves. In 1736, a rebellious paramilitary group, the Haidamakas, carried out a massacre against the Jews of Pavoloch, killing 35 people.

When they finished pillaging the shtetl, the killers hastily left. Only 3 decades afterwards, Pavoloch's population began to increase, with a total population of 1,041 in 1765. In 1910, Pavoloch's population swelled to 15,454 people. During the Russian Civil War of 1917-1923, most of the inhabitants of Pavoloch left, most in fear of the encroaching Bolshevik army; the brave, remaining Jews stayed throughout the war. The population continued to decline, up to World War II, during Operation Barbarossa, when a Nazi Einsatzgruppen squad drove into Pavoloch; the Nazis rounded up all the Jews, killed them in what is known as the Pavoloch Massacre, making them dig their own graves before shooting them. To this day, there are no Jews in Pavoloch. Today, Pavoloch remains a historic community, visited by tourists, descendants of men and women who lived in the shtetl, people who are interested in its history. Pavoloch is 100 km. southwest of Kiev, in the Zhytomyrska oblast. Pavoloch's geography is flat, with forested plains.

It is on the Rostovista River known as the Dnieper Basin. Franciszek Kowalski, Polish poet

Comme j'ai mal

"Comme j'ai mal" is a 1996 song recorded by French singer-songwriter Mylène Farmer. Fourth single from her fourth album Anamorphosée, it was released on 1 July 1996, it was a relative failure: indeed, it failed to reach the top ten in France and was the least-selling single from the album. In June 1996, Farmer continued her concert tour through France that she had begun on 25 May, while her fourth studio album Anamorphosée was a success despite a lack of promotion. However, on 15 June, the singer fell at her concert in Lyon and broke her wrist, forcing her to stop her tour. To make her fans wait, the release of "Comme j'ai mal" scheduled for August, was delayed to July, although no music video was shot then; the three official remixes available on the various formats were produced by Laurent Boutonnat and Bertrand Châtenet. As the previous single "California", a CD maxi was released in Germany; the song was included in the studio version on the 2001 best of album Les Mots. Journalist Benoît Cachin said "Comme j'ai mal" seems to be as "a confession and may be related to the texts of "Ainsi soit je..." and "Laisse le vent emporter tout"".

Farmer evokes "her pain of living that prevents her from enjoying life". Author Erwan Chuberre considered that with this song, Farmer keeps up with lyrics "evoking death and the escape from reality". According to psychologist Hugues Royer, the song contains "the sign of a hope of change" of the malaise from childhood, "of a travel for the mind and the body"; the music video was produced by Marcus Nispel, who had directed the ones for "XXL" and "L'Instant X", for "Souviens-toi du jour". Nispel composed the screenplay alongside Farmer, this video was regarded as his best. A Requiem Publishing production, the video was filmed in Los Angeles for two days in August 1996 with a budget of about 80,000 euros, it was said that the video was produced twice, as the scenery of the first one was ransacked by panthers that were included in the video. Only few photographs were taken by the only photographer who attended the shooting, Jeff Dahlgren, who played in the 1992 film Giorgino; the costumes, hairstyles required several hours of preparation.

Farmer was involved in the creation of the butterfly costume which holds itself through an iron wire and pins, Farmer deemed it a masterpiece. The video features Farmer at different stages of her life, two actors who seem to be her parents. At the beginning, Farmer plays with a praying mantis in a cupboard. A little girl in a dark room opens a box containing many insects that she likes; when her father comes, she hides them in the box. She is beaten by the latter who starts to break everything in the room. With her doll and her box, the girl runs to take refuge in her cupboard where she plays with an insect, she eats sugar and gets covered with honey and finds herself in a cocoon in a forest. She begins to leave it, the sticky body with wings in the back long nails, ruffled hair, she has therefore converted into a butterfly. The father cries; the video was broadcast for the first time on television about one month after the single's release. According to French magazine Instant-Mag, this video underlines "the relationship with a father figure".

"The girl, scared by her father, who hides in her cupboard, is the representation of a child beaten and mistreated. The most painful is the metaphor of Farmer converted into a butterfly, which has therefore no more than one day to live: allegory of a child injured in search of paradise?" Royer considered. Something that we lost, which undoubtedly relates to the survival instinct." On the television, Farmer performed "Comme j'ai mal" on the Tip Top show, broadcast on TF1 on 24 October 1996. Just after her performance, she sang "La Poupée qui fait non", a song composed by Michel Polnareff, as duet with Khaled. Regarding tours, the song was performed on the 1996 Live à Bercy tour, it was performed on the Timeless tour in 2013. "Comme j'ai mal"'s trajectories on the singles charts were rather disappointing in comparison with the previous three singles. In France, the single failed to enter the top ten, debuting at number 11 on 10 August 1996 dropped and fell off the top 50 after nine weeks, becoming the lowest-selling single from the Anamorphosée album.

On the Belgian Ultratop 50, "Comme j'ai mal" started at number 36 on 24 August, reached a peak at number 21 the next week and totaled four weeks, the shortest chart run of a single from the album in Belgium. These are the formats and track listings of single releases of "Comme j'ai mal": CD single / CD single - Digipack / CD single - Promo - DigipackCD maxi12" maxi / 12" maxi - PromoDigital downloadCD single - PromoCD maxi - Promo - GermanyVideo - Promo These are the credits and the personnel as they appear on the back of the single: Mylène Farmer – lyrics Laurent Boutonnat – music Requiem Publishing – editions Polydor – recording company André Rau / Sygma – photo Com'N. B – design