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VOICES OF VICTIMS

Jeremy is our fourteen year old grandson. Our daughter and son-in-law adopted him at birth. He is Hispanic and is being brought up Jewish. He is amazing. You’ll see.

His eighth grade teacher asked her students to imagine how the Jewish victims of the Holocaust felt and thought about what was happening around and to them. This poem is entitled “Voices of the Victims†.

Writer, Jeremy Vandenberg.

Jackie and Andy Raymond

Voices of Victims Letter

While we’re herded to the ghettos
You’re killing children in the meadows
Jews living without food or a sink
Nazis in the concentration camps burning bodies without a blink
Children fighting for a crumb of bread
Hateful thoughts inside your head
Our situation could not worsen,
How could you do this to a person?
Shipping families away like cattle
We thought that you would win the battle
Killing off so many millions
Even shooting innocent civilians
Our hope and our enthusiasm were extinguished like a candle
They hanged a teenage boy just because he was a vandal
We cried out for help, but nobody replied
I’ll bet you no one would have even noticed if I had died
But I did not want to give in; I made it to the end
I do not know what happened to the boy I did befriend
I hope you learned a lesson; never let this happen again
So pass this story down, by word of mouth or of by pen
by
Jeremy Vandenberg
3/1/09

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