I cried.

I dried my tears.

In vain,

my wounded flesh I watched,

Fighting to be alive.

Nature seemed indifferent,

distant, unresponsive.

Yet, like a beacon of hope,

Its luminous spirit drew my eyes up to the skies.

The world kept silent

While the agony stretched the fibers

Of my sorrowful and longing heart.

How much deeper can the soul of man submerge

In its ultimate search for the source of strength

Which transcends this pain inside?

The cries are inaudible now.

The pain, and the images of hell,

faded in the mists of time.

Lost in their scattered memories,

In this inscrutable silence,

I hear the voices again and again –

Like a raven’s call –

tearing the void of space inside my restless mind.

It was not in vain.

And we will forever remember.

Hope and faith

Will endure

And those cries will silence in our hearts.

We remember.

Life casts away the darkness

with the ever-present light of love piercing through time.

Instead of the raven’s call of death

which no longer abides,

We hear their laughter and feel their joy,

as we remember.

3 thoughts on “International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust – January 27th 2015 -70 years of the Liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau

  1. floridaborne says:


    My husband who passed away in 1983 had 3 relatives remaining on his mother’s side of the family. His mother was born in Hungary and had parents, siblings, as well as more than 100 cousins with numerous other extended family still living there. Her brother moved to the US in the early 1920’s, sending for his sister so he would have a cook and housekeeper. After world war II ended, everyone except for a cousin and her brother was gone.

    For most people, it’s hard to visualize the immensity of this genocide. I saw the effects in the eyes of those still alive after the dust settled in the aftermath and their search led nowhere.

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    1. Thanks so much Joelle for checking my page and sharing your experience. It is sad that humanity still undergoes so much suffering. I visited Auschwitz last year because of a personal spiritual need. I can’t quite convey how profoundly it all affects me. I wrote a post on my experience during my visit. I felt I needed to; something inside me needed to heal. Maybe you’d like to check it out when you get a chance: https://anshamforme.com/2015/01/27/auschwitz-birkenau-remembered-revisited-relived-and-gone-beyond/

      By the way, you have a beautiful page, really lovely! Thanks again and many blessings to you and your loved ones! 🙂

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      1. floridaborne says:

        It has to bring in home to see Auschwitz and think about the children, women and men who died there. I will definitely check out your post. Thanks. 🙂


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