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Holocaust Memorial Day

Holocaust Memorial Day, Jan. 27  (Sentanka)

Let us remember
Murder of the innocents
Terror and hate

Jerusalem's Yad Vashem
Sacred place for the victims

Lasst  uns  erinnern
Mord an den Unschuldigen
Terror und Hass

Jerusalems Yad Vashem
Heiliger Platz für die Opfer

Déjenos recordar
Asesinato de innocentes
Terror y odio

Yad Vashem en Jerusalén 
Sagrado lugar de víctimas

Note: The International Holocaust Memorial Day on January 27 marks  the anniversary of the
liberation of the concentration camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp on
January 27, 1945. The camp was liberated by Soviet troops and over 7,000 remaining
prisoners, mainly ill or near to death, were freed. It is estimated that at least 1.3
million people were deported to Auschwitz between 1940 and 1945. About 1.1 million were
murdered. Auschwitz-Birkenau is situated in Poland and was inscribed on the World Heritage
List in 1979.

Copyright © Gert W. Knop | Year Posted 2011

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Soundless cries in vain
Eyes wide open in anguish
Stunned in unbelief

No birds' songs at the trench
After the shots only silence

For Abe Lopez' "Leather Voices" contest

Copyright © Gert W. Knop | Year Posted 2010