Auschwitz Remembered

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International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Silent screams radiate

from every barbed wire

of Auschwitz.

Clear blue skies

filled with spirits

of souls sacrificed

Hushed silence…

stands in awe

of the evil

that took place here.


of pain and suffering


in every twisted barb…

Calling out

to all who come here

to listen

to hear

to remember

to feel the atrocities

that took place here

So that it can never

happen again

From: Wikipedia

The first gassings—of Soviet and Polish prisoners—took place in block 11 of Auschwitz I around August 1941. Construction of Auschwitz II began the following month, and from 1942 until late 1944 freight trains delivered Jews from all over German-occupied Europe to its gas chambers. Of the1.3 million people sent to Auschwitz, 1.1 million were murdered. The number of victims includes 960,000 Jews (865,000 of whom were gassed on arrival), 74,000 ethnic Poles, 21,000 Roma, 15,000 Soviet prisoners of war, and up to 15,000 other Europeans. Those not gassed were murdered via starvation, exhaustion, disease, individual executions, or beatings. Others were killed during medical experiments.

Soviet troops entered the camp on 27 January 1945, a day commemorated since 2005 as International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

44 thoughts on “Auschwitz Remembered

  1. Wow that is a powerful poem. I find Auschitz a powerful historical figure that leaves behind the screams and cries of innocent lives that didn’t get the right to live free. Humanity disgust and scares the hell out of me with our viscous, destruction of ourselves.
    Great poem!

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  2. Wonderful! the Auschwitz and other similar concentration camps built by Nazis are indeed the true example of human barbarism and bestiality. History will never make any compromise with that era.

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  3. Such a powerful, important, heart-touching poem, Dwight. You’ve expressed this so well. Thank you for sharing it.
    I’ve had the honor of meeting survivors and hearing their memories.
    So true… we NEVER want this to happen again. Although, sadly such things do exist in our world today. 😦
    (((HUGS))) ❤

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