Ordinary Germans became ordinary Nazis
Knowing tomorrow belonged to them.
The new civilisation embraced hatreds that
Buried the Christian message of love.
Buried it and created Untermensch.
Abandoning their minds to
Evangelical certainty- Hitler’s certainty-
Born again Vandals, powered by rhetoric,
Swept across Poland to Russian steppes
Creating a new Germany. Pure, unsullied by
They wallowed in blood and despair
Glorifying slaughter in every guise.
Failing to sate the feeding frenzy,
The bloodlust needed more.
It needed Auschwitz.
(Chris: A Holocaust Memorial Day Poem)