Friday, 14 June 2013


''We played, we laughed we were loved.We were ripped from the arms of our parents and thrown into the fire.We were nothing more than children.We had a future. We were going to be lawyers, rabbis, wives, teachers, mothers.We had dreams, then we had no hope.We were taken away in the dead of night like cattle in cars, no air to breathe smothering, crying, starving, dying.Separated from the world to be no more.From the ashes, hear our plea. This atrocity to mankind can not happen again. Remember us, for we were the children whose dreams and lives were stolen away ''(Barbara Sonek).

While doing my ISU on Sarah's Key, a book about Jewish families being taken away to concentration camps, I found this poem. Although I used this poem in my ISU presentation I decided to blog about it in order to see other peoples perspectives. In my opinion this poem symbolizes a dark time and is used to remember those whose lives were changed for the worst. I think it is important to be reminded of the holocaust and other horrific events in order to remember the brave indivduals involved and prevent such events from occuring again.

What do you think of this poem ? Do you think it is important to be reminded of our past?


  1. I do agree that it is important to be reminded of our past as a lot of our past events and history has made us what we are today and have helped society improve to not repeat past disasters.

  2. I think your right when you say that this poem is supposed to remind us of the atrocities that happened during WWII. It's hard to imagine what those innocent people had to go through just because somebody made the decision they were worse then everyone else. I also think that prejudice is still very prevalent in todays society, and that we should look back at moments in history like this to remind us of the extremes some people will go to just so they don't have to accept somebody else.