Saturday, June 14, 2008

Auschwitz Tag, 2008

Today is Saturday, 14 June 2008.

On this date in 1940, Auschwitz opened.

I do not think there was anything peculiar to German society which led to the Holocaust.

Jew-hating, Jew-killing, is a particular marker of "Western civilization".

This night, our two acres is filled with fireflyies flickering, more than any yet this summer.

I choose to see them as a remembrance of the souls of Auschwitz, and the souls of thousands of years, senselessly slaughtered, constantly imploring us: "We need not be servants of greed. We need not exterminate one another. Save us, save us."

I have yet to discover an antidote to this sickness which seems to be the human condition.


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