Floy Dy (Floyd) Ra (Floydson)

Hidden In The Church Downstairs - Poem by Floy Dy (Floyd) Ra (Floydson)

Her name was Ruth
she was the second eldest of five
one sister and three brothers
she managed everything social
her father was the priest of a free-church
he built his church in the 30´s
he was known as a working class priest
National Socialism became a mass psychosis
she was 15 when the Pogrom Night began
they lived in a little city in Lower Saxony, Germany
directly besides the church connected by a garden
but close to the playground of the girls grammar school
that´s why her parents were afraid about the Nazis
during the Second World War it happened
a Jewess woman knocked at their door
she was haunted by Nazis for being Jewish
she was hidden down in the heating basement
downstairs under the church
to keep her with the family was too dangerous
Ruth was told to bring her daily food
she did it day by day for a long time
although it was the family of a priest
they all would have gone in the Konzentrationslager
if one of the children spoke about it in school
only a little word could mean to get arrested
and transported to Auschwitz or Bergen-Belsen with the whole family
later she didn´t spoke about that
she always felt the fear 60 years later to this day
one year before she died with 79
for the first time she told me this story
she was my mother - thank you mother
you need my respect and honour.

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Floy Dy Ra,2013/01/30

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, February 3, 2013

Poem Edited: Saturday, November 9, 2013

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