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A Reflection in the form of prose and an exhibition on the occasion of the Liberation of the Auschwitz/Oswiecim Concentration Camp in Poland on January 27,1945 by Russian troops.

Let’s let the books speak!

What is there to say? The book Auschwitz A Doctor,s Eyewitness Account by Dr. Miklos Nyiszli

How much more do you want to know? Do you want a PhD? A bit of poetry and prose might shed more light.

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In the annals of history,

all memory belongs

to those absent.

fairly soon you too will share

all that belonged to other days.

In countless words and well described,

you have been told of a naked place,

an empty spot, the end of line.

of box cars filled with living fear.

 But a voice came and said: be still,

I will hide your soul so you can tell,

for seven generations and one night.

I shall protect you like Jonah in the whale’s belly

and when the time is right I shall spit you out like a new man.

I shall clothe you and give you shoes so you can stand up, a righteous man.

In your silence, I hear you cry Shema Israel, but wait, your newborns

will tell and when your time comes you and I will know that

I , Adonai, shall raise you again in my arms, away

from the ignorance of blinded men.———–

but let us go on with the story: the book Education for Death the Making of the Nazi by Ziemer.

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How?

Where?

How many boys and girls? What sort of schools? How did they do it? The book One by One by One by Judith Miller.

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Who is “innocent”? The book The Intellectual Resistance in Europe by James D. Wilkinson.

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Who is guilty?  The book The Fascist Government of Italy by Herbert W. Scheider.

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Not many spoke, but did they not read?

Why should they? Why bomb the train lines? They solved our problems too!

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Who knew? Everybody knew a bit of the story.

How much did they know? Jan Karski told everyone in the book Story of a Secrret State!

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Who believed it? Who wanted to believe it? Why believe it! The book Flight from the Reich by Deborah Dwork & Robert Jan Van Pelt.

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What difference does it make? The book The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom.

What difference does it make? Do you know the question? Do you know the answer? Does the question sound familiar? The book Stars and Sand by Joseph L. Baron.

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Why do you want answers? Why do you have so many questions?

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Who profited? Many corporations did! Millions of IBM punch cards were sold. Trading with an enemy is always profitable for banks and business. The book IBM and the Holocaust by Edwin Black.

War makes money, BIG money. BASF, BAYER, HOECHST, AGFA, BMW, MERCEDES, VW, ROBERT BOSCH, SIEMENS, DEUTSCHE BANK, PHILIPS, so many more.

So many questions? The book Jewish Survival by Trude Weiss-Rosmarin.

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Why do you want to know? The book title The Secret War against the Jews by John Loftus and Mark Aarons.

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Who was responsible? The book Anti-Semitism without Jews by Paul Lendvai.

It is a long time ago. The book The Seven Men of Spandau by Jack Fishman.

Are there any witnesses left? The book Holocaust in American Life by Peter Novick.

Did they fight?

How many box cars did it take? The book They Fought Back by Yuri Suhl.

Did everyone look away? Almost everybody did! The book The Roots of Appeasement by Martin Gilbert.

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Did the world look away again? Will the world look away again?  The book Vichy France and the Jews by Michael R. Marrus and Robert O. Paxton.

Who lived in those empty houses and who lives there now? The book Bitter Scent by Michael Bar-Zohar.

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Who took away their companies and property? The book The Wineskin and the Wizard by Michael Selzer.

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Who transported the stolen goods? Who ran the trains? How many museums took the new paintings? How many Swiss banks sold the stolen gold? How many insurance companies pocketed the premiums? Who never paid any compensation, who banked on slave labor? Who made the chemicals? Who designed the ovens? Where did the camp guards go? Where did the chemists go? Where did the leaders go? Who were the willing “followers”? Can it happen again?

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Can it happen now, can it happen again? Can it happen only to Jews or other “indesirables”? The book Adiel by Shlomo DuNour.

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Who is watching over you, WHO IS WATCHING OUT FOR YOU IF NOT YOU?

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