About the Poem
Inspired by the treatment of Jews and other minorities by the Nazi's in WW2, a mixture of English and German to achieve the desired effect
Sacrifice By Fire
|by William Bough|
|Deutschland, Deutschland, über alles,
Words, cold, heartless, callous,
Deeds, actions, beyond explanation.
Ausweis, Ausweis, alles einordnen,
Auschwitz, Dachau, Bergen-Belsen,
Jew, Slav, Gypsy, Gay,
Yesterday here, gone today.
ARBEIT MACHT FREI,
Words, false hope, vicious lie,
You, life, meaningless here,
Gestapo, Einsatzgruppen, Bundeswehr.
Ghetto, cattle truck, camp, shower,
Goering, Final Solution, abuse of power,
In line, naked, morning frost,
Sacrifice by fire; Holocaust.
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