Poetry by Jamie McKenzie
Remembering all of you
I wander through this lovely town
I see the flowers just emerging
You are gone
Note: Even though 50,000 Jewish citizens of this region in Poland were rounded up, crammed into a ghetto, then exterminated in camps like Treblinka, Buchenwald and Dachau in 1943, there is almost no sign of this history when you visit Czestochowa. Thousands come here for a pilgrimage to the Catholic shrine, but few of them know of the horrors. I heard the screams all day.
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