in the arsehole of diogenes

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Monday, 7 September 2015

These are scratch-marks

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made on a wall of an Auschwitz gas-chamber
by survivors climbing on the dead to breathe.
They might also be the scratch-marks made on the side of a truck
lucratively transporting dead and dying Syrians, Somalis or Eritreans
into or across Europe.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hello. This is Raúl. Did you go to auschwitz?

auban said...

No, Raúl, I don't like touristy places. I simply don't understand how anyone (not even a Jew, a gay person, or a Jehovah's Witness) could 'visit' Auschwitz for half a day, on a tour.

Anonymous said...

I agree. but you see we humans are irrational and incorregible. People say that places like Auschwitz are good to remind people that industrial slaughter should not happen again. But mankind keeps committing crimes even much worse. Be safe. Raul from Paraguay

Bearz said...

Apparently the 10th September is the anniversary day of the Nazi invasion of Poland, and it started 76 years ago. We don't have to visit the death camps to get a vivid picture of what it was like for populations when their country was invaded. The best way for me was for me to read a first person account of what that invasion was like-as written by a Polish Rabbi. It is a diary kept daily that was kept from the 1st of September 1939 to December 1942. It is assumed he died in a death camp in spring 1943. It is all written in the present tense and is more accurate about the everyday privations of one country being by another and the invaded countries minorities being salami-sliced out existence through increasingly abusive new laws being introduced than you will want to read about. It is called 'Scroll of Agony' and you can find it here.... http://www.amazon.co.uk/Scroll-Agony-Warsaw-Diary-Kaplan/dp/B0000CN48Z/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1441706147&sr=8-2&keywords=scroll+of+agony I read it on holiday, and I read every word too. I knew before I took it away with me that I was perverse and strange-perhaps I did not realise how strange. Any first person account of those times would be a tough read, this was perhaps as tough as anyone would want to read, but read we should mark read and inwardly digest this material, if only to keep the right side of fear. I told my local Jehovah's Witnesses this when they joined me as was walking alone last Sunday. They agreed-second hand digests of other people's suffering are insufficient reminders.