Celebrating Fifteen Years

The St. Louis Holocaust Museum And Learning Center Is celebrating Fifteen years of existence. The nice, important people worked so hard To fulfill their mission To have a place To remember The countless people who were Tragically murdered. This place is a hallowed place Keeping thousands of words And pictures of suffering And pain and horror For the world to see and to know The brutality Of human against human. But through this unimaginable, Unbelievable catastrophe, Some of us survived by the grace of God, And we bear witness against the...

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Big Wishes

The heat is oppressive, the humidity is high, the hallways in all the buildings are hot. Looking through the window of my living room, The blue sky is brilliant in sunshine with few fluffy clouds. This beautiful panorama is from inside. The birds and squirrels have found a hiding place, But the people are working outside. I wish I would be in an air-conditioned bubble Offering cool drinks all around. I wish to be able To create magic With a blink of an eye To have air conditioning For people who have no means, To have the type of luxury as,...

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Autumn

     What a gorgeous day with cloudless blue sky! Looking out to the yard, I still see green grass, silenced fountain, and gold and crimson leaves on stately trees! What a sight. Taking in all this beauty cannot keep me from reminiscing about my life.      We grew up in Czechoslovakia, with sweet, unconditional love from my beautiful mother and father, my three siblings, who were innocents of life with not many detours because of anti-Semitism..      Sadly, bad winds blew in from evil powers, fear and pain against people who pray differently...

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April

It is a Wednesday afternoon in April. and I am sitting in the sunshine in the “righteous people’s memorial garden” surrounded by beautiful spring flowers, tulips and pansies. Pansies, according to legend, represent memory. Memories are flooding my brain. It is April 1942, the month of my tragedy, when I was captured by the Nazis, when my life and the lives of many others turned upside down at Auschwitz-Birkenau. After three years of fear, degradation, and deprivations in subhuman conditions, it was April again when I came out of the ashes of...

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