Sunday, October 9, 2011

The Deepest wound

Stare in the eyes of the survivors
Tell them the lies of denial
They witnessed hell
And there is no turning back
Oblivion is permanent
Despair is an endless well
Black and without form
Where hate is the fuel
The Holocaust still burns
In those who experienced it
The liberators who saw
The living dead
The death camp guards
Who inflicted it
The fires of the ovens still burn
The stores of Zyklon B
Still stand
The trains still run
On time
Delivering the condemned
The sign still stands
Offering freedom for work
Which was a lie
The dead still talk
The wounded still bleed
The dying still pray
To a God that did not act
To avert the tragedy

Julius Streicher
“The Jew always lives from the blood of other peoples, he needs such murders and such sacrifices. The victory will be only entirely and finally achieved when the whole world is free of Jews.”

Winston Churchill
“Some people like the Jews, and some do not. But no thoughtful man can deny the fact that they are, beyond any question, the most formidable and the most remarkable race which has appeared in the world.”

Joseph Goebbels
"I am of the opinion that the greater the number of Jews liquidated, the more consolidated will the situation in Europe be after this war."

Elie Wiesel
“For the dead and the living, we must bear witness.”

Heinrich Himmler
“We have - I would say, as very consistent National Socialists, taken the question of blood as our starting point. We were the first really to solve the problem of blood by action, and in this connection, by problem of blood, we of course do not mean anti-Semitism. anti-Semitism is exactly the same as delousing. Getting rid of lice is not a question of ideology. It is a matter of cleanliness.”

Hans Frank
“A thousand years will pass and the guilt of Germany will not be erased.”

Anne Frank
“I don't think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains... My advice is : "Go outside, to the fields, enjoy nature and the sunshine, go out and try to recapture happiness in yourself and in God. Think of all the beauty that's still left in and around you and be happy!"”

Adolf Hitler
“The holocaust is the solution to the Jews final question”

Anne Frank
"Our many Jewish friends and acquaintances are being taken away in droves. The Gestapo is treating them very roughly and transporting them in cattle cars to Westerbork, the big camp in Drenthe to which they're sending all the Jews....If it's that bad in Holland, what must it be like in those faraway and uncivilized places where the Germans are sending them? We assume that most of them are being murdered. The English radio says they're being gassed."

Adolf Hitler
“And we say that the war will not end as the Jews imagine it will, namely with the uprooting of the Aryans, but the result of this war will be the complete annihilation of the Jews.”

Viktor Frankl
“We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men who walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread. They may have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof that everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms -- to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.”

Statistics of the Dead and those who Survived