The Grand- children of the Holocaust: Israel 2014

The grand- children of the Holocaust
Learned the wrong lesson from Churchill
They learned the wrong lesson from Operation Barbarossa
They learned the wrong lesson from Dresden and Hiroshima.
They have been maliciously captured by simplicities
Fuelling a hunger for power with impunity.

They learned the wrong lesson from persecution
from being trapped like cornered rats, from being herded
mercilessly; slaughtered by pitilessly powerful men
living inside the mentality of the abattoir.
They learned the wrong lesson because
They want to be warriors and Zealots.

The lesson they learned is the exhileration
of total power, amoral hatred and self- righteousness,
belief in their sacred life (a God reward): and
the ghosts of Warsaw march away-
crying in shame, denouncing their grand- children
shouting, “Have you learned nothing from Yad Vashem?”

The grand- children of the Holocaust
Forgot the lesson of the Kindertransport,
Forgot the lesson of Oscar Schindler,
And doing the right thing is the right thing
(And doing the wrong thing is the wrong thing)
They forget their belief in God.

(Chris)

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One Response to The Grand- children of the Holocaust: Israel 2014

  1. Peter Baxendale says:

    Very thought provoking,Chris

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