If I had to say
I would probably cry.
It would be one of the mostSaddest things
I would have to live with.
I would have justLet the Nazis take me,
So I could die too.
It would also beA great joy to escape,
But not to leave my family behind.
I don’t think I would be ableTo leave my
Friends, family, and animals,
I just couldn’t do it.
Even if I livedthrough the whole thing.
Or even if I escaped, I still don’t
Think I could have left anyone behind,
Even today I would feelGreat pain,
And regret it.
I would also be glad,
That I escaped,
And am safe.
There is so much empathy reflected in these words. Thank you, Brenna, for reading and thinking about the lives and deaths of those who experienced the Holocaust.