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April 11, 2017

short poem written by a Holocaust survivor

Filed under: Holocaust, Uncategorized — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 10:20 am

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The photo above shows child survivors of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp, who are showing their tattoo.

You can read a short poem, written by a Holocaust survivor, here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/harry-borden-survivor-photography_us_58ebf7e8e4b0c89f9120b711

Begin quote:

In Limbo
In the black hole of our
Planet Earth
Auschwitz
They drove me out when it ceased to be;
Yet who will drive it out of me?
It still exists.
Only death will be my exorcist.

End quote

Correct me if I am wrong, but I believe that “Limbo” is a place where Catholics go if they have not been baptized before they die.  I don’t think that there were ever any Jews in Limbo. On the other hand, there were Catholic prisoners in the Nazi death camps, and this poem was probably written by a Catholic.

Here is one definition of limbo which you can read at

http://www.dictionary.com/browse/limbo