The Shadow Of Humanity Part 2

As I sit outside block 16 in Auschwitz I, where there is an exhibition of the tragedy of Slovak Jews and prisoners from Bohemia at Auschwitz, a leaf gently floats down from the tree I am sitting underneath and I think to myself, "leaves are still falling here, time is still passing and the old dies to make way for the new". How many people died here to make way for our generation? How have we been shaped by this massive event? Questions that can never really be answered only pontificated.  WWII was 6 years. In that time and partly in this place the fate of many was sealed and the destiny of all Europe reshaped and forever transformed. One thing is for certain. We will never be the same again.  So much of what happened in this short space of time goes on influencing us today and will do for many generations to come.  What must it have been like to experience this horrendous glitch in time and space?  Yes many Jews were killed here Kaddish but also Roma Gypsy were almost totally wiped out, Polish people and many others from around Europe.  People from all over Europe suffering together in this place.  In this depth of suffering we no longer identify with nation, race or religion, we are all together here, some of us carry the light of hope and it is this light that gives us the strength to go on, some have lost hope and in this place to lose hope totally means certain death literally.  If Auschwitz teaches us anything let it teach us that before nationality, before race, before religion, we are human beings and that is the most important thing, for when we make anything else more important than being human then we run the risk of repeating this bloody history once more.

Within these Walls

Within these walls.
I am the Nazi officer who cracked the whip. I am the Capo who made you eat your own sick.

Within these walls.
I am the ideological sickness that makes some humans believe they are more valuable than others, I am the starving Mothers, the sill born children, the murdered younger sisters and innocent brothers.
Within these walls.
I am electrified barbed wire fence that carries the hopeless corpses of despairing prisoners carrying through a self declared death sentence as it is their only power left. 

Within these walls.
I am the hunger that unifies all nation and race, I do not exclude anyone, all that drink from my fire the licking of my flames you shall taste, All here are starving within these walls, Including the Nazis,
Within these walls.
I am Hitler's heart,
Hungry for brotherhood,
Hungry for love,
Hungry for Spiritual direction,
I am starving,
Within these walls.
We all starving.
Within these walls.
Starving together.
Within these walls.
Eating each other alive.
Body and Soul.
Within these walls.


















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