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Holocaust Remembrance Day
The little station Treblinka

Lyrics: Vladislav Shlengel

Music: Yehuda Poliker

Here is the Treblinka station

Here is the Treblinka station

On the line between Tluszcz and Warsaw

From the Warsaw East station

The train leaves and travels straight

The journey sometimes takes

Five hours and forty five minutes

And sometimes that same journey takes

A whole lifetime until your death

And the station is tiny

Three fir trees grow there

And the regular inscription reads:

Here is the Treblinka station

Here is the Treblinka station

 

And there isn’t even a cashier

And the freight man is gone

And for a million

You will not get a return ticket

And no-one is waiting at the station

And no-one is waving their handkerchief

Only silence hangs in the air

To greet you in a dull wilderness

And the station column is silent

And the three fir trees are silent

And the black signpost is silent

Because here is the Treblinka station

Here is the Treblinka station

And only the billboard

Is still hanging since then

On old slogan which says:

“Cook only with gas”

Here is the Treblinka station

Here is the Treblinka station

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