Who Mourns for Half a Million

(Holocaust Remembrance Day)

 

Greed waits them out

Holocaust survivors, remnant

Of genocide

A gift of ghosts to generations

 

They die in need

Imprisoned yet in holding cells

Of systems

 

That will not return

Them to earthly life

 

In receiving of their own

 

 

 

the forty-seven nations signing the Terezin Declaration (2009) are Albania, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, the United States, and Uruguay

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