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Holocaust Remembrance Day

Hannah Nir

A minute of silence

In memory of an innocent smile, which expired facing death

In memory of the soft eyes, which extinguished at the sight of the horror

In memory of the delicate plaits, which were shaven off mercilessly

In memory of the soft neck, which was stooped by the fear of the blood

In memory of the pale hands, that learnt to ask for food

In memory of the thin feet, that collapsed on themselves due to thinness

In memory of the body of the child, that became desiccated, ill and was tortured

In memory of the small heart, that was shocked by the intensity of the hate

In memory of the young blood, the blood that was forfeited

In memory of the Jewish girl

A minute of silence

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