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“Night Became The Day Of Fire . . . And Children Burned To Ash”

From Emeralds and Ashes, a brief excerpt: they stood ’round shivering in worn and tattered coats with only blackened sky to reflect their mood and hopes warming coals commandeered by those more reckless for it was a time of sacrifice … Continue reading

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I. WHERE WERE YOU?

god where were you? where have you been? where were you that fateful day anno domini april 20 1889 the day you let birth a monster? you remember god the one whose surname was schicklgruber whose kampf you must already … Continue reading

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III. OSWIECIM

In memory of the millions. in oswiecim there is a silence ominous ponderous it is a weeping silence which whispers only to those who dare listen the silence is pervasive to all who visit save for those who yet can … Continue reading

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IV. DRESDEN

they stood ’round shivering in worn and tattered coats with only blackened sky to reflect their mood and hopes warming coals commandeered by those more reckless for it was a time of sacrifice you see a time of war in … Continue reading

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V. They Called It THERESIENSTADT

-and- everywhere were evidences of happiness and gaiety and cobbled streets were swept and on buildings fresh and well-repaired were colored awnings and draperies and people meandered freely and enjoyed cakes and afternoon coffees and fears were cloaked and masked … Continue reading

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VI. SATAN’S CHAMBER

they were coming from all directions battle fronts collapsed on the fatherland as if a monstrous pincer bombs fell gunfire rumbled over cyrillic voices on the streets of berlin the chancellery – tabernacle of the third reich – und auch … Continue reading

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VII. FROM THE ASHES: A Letter to God

Not satisfied to ape the Great In His simplicity The small must die, as well as He – Oh the Audacity – (Emily Dickinson) Spring, 1945 Dear God My name is Anna. I was eleven years old when they came … Continue reading

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