Dachau Reflections – Katie Mott

By July 5, 2008Uncategorized

This was written while I was visiting Dachau, the first concentration camp that was set up in Germany and was the prototype for all the other camps.

Deviation meant death

Medical research slaughter

and i cry

not only for their pain

But for all those who suffer

silently overlooked

all i can do is write

this paper will decompose

like the bodies of those in pain

and my cries , like theirs

will be unheard

[Here I sit , under the arms of a great spruce

but I feel no hope]

after writing this I went and looked at the Jewish memorial, that has no windows, but one opening in the roof. Standing inside looking at the beam of light coming in, i realized there is hope;