Don’t Let Them Be Forgotten

Trees that whisper past the confines of Auschwitz
Tell of death chambers, crematoriums and massive grave pits.
Tearing at the silence which reigned with no resistance
Hiding hatred bred through fear, neglect and total ignorance.
Echoes of Treblinca, Belzec, Majdanek and Sobibor
Bereft of any reasons, of what it was all for.
Persecuted relentlessly, no hope of any relief
The world stood by and watched, only later showing grief.

The man, the boy, the mother and babe
Their deaths were indiscriminate,
The old, the young, the rich, the poor,
Suffer child, for the sin of being born Jew.
Well did you really expect the world to help you?

A silence of terror, they were the victims of insanity
“World conspirators”! – the enemy of Christ and Christianity!
Nowhere to run to when hatred is waved without care
At the tagged, collared and labelled, so the rest could stop and stare.
The horrors are not only the reality of murderous death,
More for the wasted loss of hope and dignity and faith.
For the murder of the innocent, of the hunted, homeless nation
And for their absolute suffering and their total degradation.
The man, the boy, the mother and babe
Their deaths were indiscriminate.
The old, the young, the rich, the poor
Suffer child for the sin of being born Jew.
Well did you really hope that the world would rescue you?

The man, the boy, the mother and babe
Their deaths were indiscriminate.
The old, the young, the rich, the poor
Suffer child for the sin of being born Jew.
Only please, don’t let them be forgotten by you.

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