Mothers and fathers, children, babies too
Gone in a blink into the empty sky
Their simple crime was being born a Jew.
Hard to believe whole countries never knew.
Too terrified, perhaps, to even try
Imagine what a Fascist world might do.
Wives, youngsters, husbands, all with a tattoo
Unless it was decreed that they should die -
Shuffling towards the showers in a queue.
All their tomorrows up some Nazi flue.
And still men jib at facts, and would deny
That millions walked into the shower's adieu.
Those cattle trucks from Europe thundered through
Whole towns where no-one heard each ghetto's cry
The moral compass shattered, all askew.
Go visit Auschwitz.
Learn that this is true,
Feel the despair of those who here passed by
Vast evil out of racial hatred grew,
Live for today, but give the dead their due.