Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Jul

17

1942

Auschwitz – the sudden death of Yankel Meisel

The railway entrance to Auschwitz in January1945.

Out of sight, they acted like men who have been shamed and betrayed will act. They beat and kicked the life out of him. They pummelled him swiftly, frantically, trying to blot him out, to sponge him from the scene and from their minds; and Yankel, who had forgotten to sew his buttons on, had not even the good grace to die quickly and quietly.