Thursday, 12 February 2009

From "Holocaust"

By Reznikoff.

One morning German soldiers and their officers
broke into the houses of the quarter where the Jews had been gathered,
shouting that all the men were to come out;
and the Germans took everything in cupboards and closets.
Among the men was an old man in the robe – and wearing the hat –
of the pious sect of Jews called Hasidim.
The Germans gave him a hen to hold
and he was told to dance and sing;
then he had to make believe that he was choking a German soldier
and this was photographed.

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