Category Archives: Holocaust

REMEMBER THE CHILDREN


REMEMBER THE CHILDREN
rememberingthechildren-naomibacker
These remembrance days in May: Remembering the Children

Beautiful digital art – mixed techniques by Naomi Backer – http://xn3art.wordpress.com/ – Words by Elie Wiesel (Nobel price winner)
“… Of course we could try to forget the past. Why not? Is it not natural for a human being to repress what causes him pain, what causes him shame? Like the body, memory protects its wounds. When day breaks after a sleepless night, one’s ghosts must withdraw; the dead are ordered back to their graves. But for the first time in history, we could not bury our dead. We bear their graves within ourselves. For us, forgetting was never an option.” ~ Elie Wiesel (Nobel Lecture 1986)

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Kristallnacht 9th November 1938


Kristallnacht-Window-Berlin

KRISTALLNACHT 9th November 1938

no tears on her cheeks
but rivers deep inside
words dried in her head
the loss that always cried
faces in the clouds
never saw the sun
darkened by the past
they stole the painter’s paint
and burnt the poet’s dream
they broke the clarinet
and crushed the violin
they raped the freedom call
the books containing truth

the light of life
beheaded from its root
and the little girl
she cried
her doll torn into parts
the bayonets of shouts
that killed the mother soul
the nightmare picture
stored deep inside

eyes once soft
evolved
stones of cold glass
behold
the sepia surrealism
deprived of form
she speaks in silence
hollow words
not meant be understood

there is music
from the stars
the sound not as it should
dissonances disturb
familiar harmonies
into dark voiced tympanis
drowning, drowning
sorrowful thoughts
of shameful histories
of broken Kristall
into lamentations
into a never ending Nacht

© 2011 EdjoFrank
Published in Journal of Jewish Studies
USA

KADDISH BROKE THE AIR


Today opening poetry project multimedia exhibition
TRAGEDIES TO REMEMBER
Kunstuitleen Vianen – Spekdam 2 – 16.30 p.m.
Kaddish broke the air

Kaddisj broke the air
but only the wind laughed
little stones of relieve

http://www.tragedies2remember.com