A Jude

June 6, 2012
By alicat1618 BRONZE, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
alicat1618 BRONZE, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
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We were told by the man with the swastika sewn on his sleeve-
the Jews are no good.
The evil ones we call the devil.
Who were we to argue with the one who rules us all.
We were young and vulnerable,
just what he wanted us to be.
Mesmerized by the words flowing out of his mouth,
like a never ending record.
The lies he spread-
and the little truths he told.
How can one man change millions of people minds?
Kill 6 million-
Vaporizing them in minutes.
Taking their names away.
Replaced by a number.
The chances of surviving something like this-
There was no escaping the Holocaust.
We were stuck in a war zone.
Innocence was gone.
Evil was upon us.

The author's comments:
Hate and bigotry exist today.
We were taught at a very early age that hate was considered to be a "strong" word. During the period of the Holocaust many different religious groups were discriminated and hated against. We must never forget those six million Jews who died, and those other millions who perished either fighting for freedom or from being killed for unnecessary reasons. We need to never let something like this genocide occur again, and we must Never Forget those who died.

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