Video poem of/from the Auschwitz concentration camp

Today’s is Tisha B’Av a Jewish mourning/fast day. Last week I visited the Auschwitz concentration camp with my family for the first time. Today I edited some of the pictures I shot into a video poem. I let this video speak how I felt there.

The wagon we came in
on these rails
to this gate
or to this one.

Fences everywhere we look
they surround us every direction
they order us to stop
at the bleak houses.

They took everything from us.

We got new “clothes”,
they “fed” us,
and squeezed us into the barracks.

We became one of many.
Some of us were hanged here.
The others were ended here.

The gas came poured through this hole.
And we were burned here.

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