Saturday, November 10, 2007


Earlier this year my mother received an invitation to a camp reunion.

It was for the opening of the Museum at Bergen-Belsen. She didn't go. She'd been there once, she said, that was enough. It was only one of the four camps she survived.

Eight brothers and sisters, parents and grandparents, didn't. They were murdered.

The camp was liberated on April 15 , 1945 by the Black Bull, the British 11th Armoured Division.

photo by Mohammad Hamid

The moon gives you light,
And the bugles and the drums give you music,
And my heart, O my soldiers, my veterans,
My heart gives you love.

Walt Whitman

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