"The Birches at Birkenau"
‘Birkenau’ – the Birch Wood.
Gathered among the Beautiful Birches
outside Auschwitz – Birkenau
the Chosen People waited, hoping in vain.
Deliberately deceived, mothers, daughters,
Fathers, sons, frail, infirm, families, waited.
Deceived. Deceived in Life, in Death.
The chambers and the ovens full.
Still waiting, waiting for us.