Reblog: A Poem for Holocaust Day, 2015 by Tom Drinkard

On January 27, 2015 survivors of the Holocaust and world leaders come together on this 70th anniversary in commemoration of  the liberation of the survivors. The rest of this post is by…

By Thomas Drinkard

While reviewing this before posting, I was struck by the years.  We spent an afternoon, in May of 1971, walking through the Dachau Concentration Camp. I didn’t finish writing this for four more years.  Now, twenty years later, reading it is almost painful. As everyone says, “Never again!”  I hope that’s true, but what I see in places held by ISIS and Boko Haram, as well as other—less well-known—terrorists, I wonder.  The quote at the beginning was actually on a road sign along the Autobahn in 1971.

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ARTIST’S CENTRE

“Visit Dachau, the 1200 years old artists’ centre with its castle and surrounding park offering a splendid view over the country.”

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 THE GASTHAUS

       “We have been silent witnesses of evil deeds . . ..” Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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