Lily Brett

(5 September 1946 - / Germany)

The Sonderkommando - Poem by Lily Brett

The Sonderkommando
those prisoners
known as
the Death Squad

merely
shuffled
death around

re-arranging
and
re-packaging
the components

they
herded
crowds
into the showers

pulled
them
out
gassed

hosed
them
to get rid of
the crap

hooked
the slippery bodies
with
thongs around the wrists

and
piled
them

into
the
elevators

for
the
ovens.


Comments about The Sonderkommando by Lily Brett

  • (5/22/2012 5:01:00 PM)


    its sad n yet very powerful imagery it generates (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Poem Edited: Tuesday, May 22, 2012


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