ANNY REMEMBERED.

ANNY REMEMBERED.

A Poem by Terry Collett
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ANNY REMEMBERED WHO DIED IN AUSCHWITZ IN 1942.

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He would have you
Remembered, Anny,
Not forgotten or just

A sad statistic of the
Holocaust or a pretty
Face on a photograph.

He would have you
Not die in Auschwitz
In 1942, not disappear,

Not just a Jew, but
Always to remember
You. He would have

You grown and have
Seen the world, see
Paris at a different

Time and better clime
Or Madrid or New York
Free to mix and free to

Talk and drink and love
And see the paintings
And beauty of art and

Music and the kinder
Lovely people who
Would not have betrayed

Or taken you off in a
Crowded train to hurt
And sadden and cause

You pain. He would have
You fall in love and marry,
Have children of your own,

And see them grow and love
Them in turn and become
A grandmother with a wide

Heart and love remembering
Not Auschwitz or guards
Or barbwire or guns or dogs

Or the chimneys or smoke
Or ash or fear of death or
Death’s touch. He would

Have you loved and always
Remembered and held and
Kissed and photographed

For a different age and time, a
Photograph with laughter and
Smiles, a photograph in colour,

Not black and white, a photo of 
Daytime and light, not taken
Coldly before the dark night.

© 2010 Terry Collett


Author's Note

Terry Collett
Anny-Yolande Horowitz

Born on June 2, 1933 in Strasbourg.
Last lived at 21, rue Rode, Bordeaux.
Interned in the Lalande camp near Tours and then transferred to Drancy.
From there, she, her mother Frieda, and her sister Paulette, age 7, were deported on Sept. 11, 1942 on Convoy 31.
Their destination: Auschwitz-Birkenau where she died.

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Terry Collett
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Terry Collett has been writing since 1971 and published on and off since 1972. He has written poems, plays, and short stories. He is married with eight children and eight grandchildren. on January 27t.. more..

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