“Memories”

By Adin Bartlett

They were separated by belief

Being Jewish meant

a yellow band on your arm

All possessions lost,

Life in a ghetto

And after those ghettos,

taken to trains.

The trains brought them to concentration camps.

Going to life in the camps

and then death

The worst of conditions

There were no bathrooms

And only wooden planks to sleep upon

Outside you can see

the ashes of the fallen wash across the sky

of the fallen,

of the murdered,

of the lost.

Americans came to save the prisoners

and guide them to safety

The prisoners hoping to go back

to the life they used to live

To find family members

lost in the tragedy

Make sure no one ever forgets

the horrifying event,

The Holocaust.

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