The Arrest of Mr. Brukarz

The Arrest of Mr. Brukarz

A Poem by Einstein Noodle
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Arrest of Mr. Brukarz, Vienna, May 1938

"I will begin with my arrest in Vienna on 28th May 1938. This was in the early morning, when a man in plain clothes sought me out in my parents home and summoned me in a friendly tone to accompany him,"

The streets.
What can one say of home and streets?
I can't remember.
they use to be filled with sounds of our own
even today .... maybe ..........
shops, bustling people properly dressed and
doing business

Skeletal remains ....
knuckles bleak, shank and thigh shrunken......
skulls hole-punched 
 one gruesome way
or another
hammer, pipe, gunbarrel, stone
loathsome grey stone cruel hearts

bones bleeding still 
marrowed memories 
do not dry up

how odd they grin 
those teeth and they
twist on heads strung up 

animated torsion bars
breaking mind
spirit ... and 

teeth

the hideous grin
torn from flesh beds for gold and stark smiling amusement
greedy beastial funny
beast beating brute b******s

where does it come from?
i have to wonder in amazement
since dawn it is upon us
never to be removed
from sun rise to set
from heart
from history
from  .................

from  .....................

i just ...........
E.          
09/15/2017

*the quote is from the testimony of Mr. Brukarz stored at Shoah Resource Center, The International School for Holocaust Studies

© 2017 Einstein Noodle


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I know it's a well worn cliche, yet, in such vividly uncomfortable, uncompromising circumstances it still rings true and hits home, ' man's inhumanity to fellow man' is so unjustifiably unique, appalling and grotesque, as I often paraphrase when reading of such events, enens animals would not submit their fellow brethren to such barbaric torture!

An evocative write E. for the sake of humanity such references must always be brought to the fore!!

Posted 2 Years Ago


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Einstein Noodle

2 Years Ago

i couldn't agree more Tom ...no matter how many times nor how long the time between heinous acts aga.. read more



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I have seen, read of these situations so often that you would think I would finally be somewhat immune
But I just can't fathom the abject hopeless horror they must have gone through
It is incredible how some of us treat the other

Posted 2 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

2 Months Ago

thank you for reviewing Dave .. and for finding this one ... yes .. so often we become immune .. an .. read more
Why do so many people forget history... we are always vulnerable...kindness is a seed that will nourish people and hopefully grow deeper than
evil... Amen Pat

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Einstein Noodle

2 Years Ago

amen amen amen Pat! never to forget .. never to stop trying for "better" ... so glad you looked arou.. read more
LOVELY! Oh wow I loved this. I feel inspired just reading it. Well done!

Posted 2 Years Ago


Einstein Noodle

2 Years Ago

i could not be happier to hear that 49k ..and how nice to meet another new friend! i will stop by yo.. read more
The Jewish Holocaust was support to end the mass murder of people. Since then. Too many. I saw the death camps in Germany and in Poland in 1976. The feel of pain and death still heavy upon the earth. I pray one day we learn. All life had value.
Coyote

Posted 2 Years Ago


Einstein Noodle

2 Years Ago

i can't imagine how that must feel even to this day Coyote ... i was on an overpass looking down on .. read more
Coyote Poetry

2 Years Ago

I pray the world changes ASAP. A powerful and worthwhile poem. You are welcome my friend.
Aloha E, a deeply moving and profound offering. I commend the integrity of your words as truth brings to the surface such horrific events that must never be forgotten. A powerful stirring testimony.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Einstein Noodle

2 Years Ago

thank you Hippy! your review touches my heart ..i am most appreciative
E.
Very powerful lesson you share with us from history and man's atrocities. So many heinous acts were done in the name of nationalism, religion and power over others especially minorities. An excellent one, sir....

Posted 2 Years Ago


Einstein Noodle

2 Years Ago

thanks Sami! for stopping to read and review ... what you say is so true and we need to remember it .. read more
Sami Khalil

2 Years Ago

All true. You are welcome, sir.
This poem gave me chills, E....we must never forget what happened then and we must remember to fight hard to prevent it from happening again...unthinkable atrocities occurred then...unthinkable. Lydi**

Posted 2 Years Ago


Einstein Noodle

2 Years Ago

we are arms locked on this aren't we Lydia! to let those atrocities fade is to "forget the face of o.. read more
Lydia

2 Years Ago

Never forget...absolutely not. My mother and her family had to leave Holland because of the atrocit.. read more
Einstein Noodle

2 Years Ago

love ya baby! ;)
A profound write on stories true of man's failings towards one another like this north korea situation. .

Posted 2 Years Ago


Einstein Noodle

2 Years Ago

oh my goodness...he's insane isn't he!? his people suffering so for so long a time and no respite in.. read more
My uncle fell at St. Lo, France, July 1944. He never witnessed the holocaust but he sure did help to free the people.
Great write E!

Regards,
Al

Posted 2 Years Ago


Einstein Noodle

2 Years Ago

i truly feel sorry for your family's loss of your uncle .. so many fell ... and surely their sacrifi.. read more
This is a new genre for , is it not? A story poem vividly depicting the ruins left by other people's hatred. A horror story from history, which, as you say, is 'never to be removed' It is difficult to understand such behaviour. It is sometimes done to frighten others so they don't disagree, or I believe, when people think their victims are 'evil'. But in actual fact, these sorts of things are probably done by cold hearted, conniving, power-seeking brutes. The way your poem ends is very effective,so very sad... the dwindling out of life. Very good for you for writing this poem. I hope many take notice.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Einstein Noodle

2 Years Ago

thank you for reading and reviewing Auntie ..always appreciate your input ... ii is hard to understa.. read more

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