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Auschwitz II-Birkenau

"The Birches at Birkenau"

Martin Swords

 

‘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.

No Exodus.

Still waiting, waiting for us.

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Taken on July 17, 2012