I Cried from Warsaw to Auschwitz shows how the Nazis imposed their motto: If you are afraid, we'll take your brother or sister, mother or father, son or daughter, or your wife! The reason that I used the German word "meine" was to fortify the affinity the Jewish people shared with the German culture, essentially fusing with it. The argument contrasts wildly with the notion that the Jews hated the Germans. This is simply not the case. What really happened was that the Jewish essence became assimilated with German culture, while the fallout from The Holocaust had betrayed them.
I Cried from Warsaw to Auschwitz
Jewish life was tough enough
Especially during the war
Torture lurked everywhere
More horrid than ever before
I heard that some had been slaughtered
From the Ghetto and beyond
People screaming on the death train
Knowing soon they would be gone
"Don't cry, my dear, I'll soon be here,
Forever right by your side."
I could not know the turn life takes
She beheld me then with pride
I knew it was my time to go
Jews have many limits here
"I'll go bravely," I promised her
"I will not show them my fear."
My turn to ride death's train had come
I feared for my mortal life
I prayed to God for his mercy...
Instead of me, they took meine wife!
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|Reviewed by Regis Schilken
|Powerful poem. Let's hope those dreadful times can NEVER come again.
|Reviewed by Annabel Sheila
|Such a horrific tragedy should never have happened. We must tell our children about it, then maybe it will never happen again. Good job on this poem. So painful, we cannot imagine how these people suffered.
|Reviewed by Susan Smith
|Powerful poem to remind us that we should never forget!|
|Reviewed by Karen Palumbo
|Such a deep contrast to what has been expressed. Some of my friends have lost many family members because of the brutal Holocaust. This for sure is something that no one should ever forget...
|Reviewed by Ch'erie de Perrot
|This touched my heart deeply, as I hear your pain so intense.
No human should ever have to endure such privation and insidious crimes agin humanity ever, but alas...
My Prayers are for you for that which was taken, and the memories that linger..May God uphold and preserve you.
All Tyrannts will face oneday the ultimate Judge, hold fast.
|Reviewed by Rebecca Lerwill
very touching! Even sixty years later the haunting images are still very true and real. I hope we learn from our history and we'll never forget the victims!!
|Reviewed by Charlie
|Whoa, baby. I can hear his tear-flow exhalation here. Very well done. --Charlie|