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Famous Auschwitz Poems by Famous Poets

These are examples of famous Auschwitz poems written by some of the greatest and most-well-known modern and classical poets. PoetrySoup is a great educational poetry resource of famous auschwitz poems. These examples illustrate what a famous auschwitz poem looks like and its form, scheme, or style (where appropriate).

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by Sexton, Anne
as black as a hook, 
overtakes me. 
Each day, 
each Nazi
took, at 8:00 A.M., a baby
and sauteed him for breakfast
in his frying pan. 

And death looks on with a casual eye
and picks at the dirt under his fingernail. 

Man is evil,
I say aloud.
Man is a flower
that should be burnt,
I say aloud.
is a bird full of mud,
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by Plath, Sylvia was you.
And the language obscene 

An engine, an engine, 
Chuffing me off like a Jew.
A Jew to Dachau, Auschwitz, Belsen.
I began to talk like a Jew.
I think I may well be a Jew. 

The snows of the Tyrol, the clear beer of Vienna 
Are not very pure or true.
With my gypsy ancestress and my weird luck
And my Taroc pack and my Taroc pack
I may be a bit of a Jew. 

I have always been sacred of you,
With your Luftwaffe, your gobbledy...Read More

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