Monday, April 12, 2010
Sadly, I know about this horror
Today in band, we sightread a song about the massacre of 20,000 Jews in Kiev back during World War 2, which the song was called "Babi Yar". When Mr. Holder was talking about how the Jews were systematically lined up to be shot in pits, everybody was deadly quiet; sadly, as I've been to Auschwitz just over a week ago, I'm (unfortunately) conditioned to these horrors. Literally, it was extremely quiet with some people just shocked into silence. He said that these people were housed until there was enough space in the ditches to shoot them. Why must people be that bad to fellow humans? Simple-some are crueler than others, some just want to blend in and survive. Anyways, I feel that it was an eye opener to some people, cause there's no way we can fathom the horrors that went on during the Holocaust; even to this day, I still cannot believe the realities of what I saw at Auschwitz. Just playing this song Babi Yar, I feel connected to the one and a half million souls staring down at me as I took every step through Auschwitz and Birkenau. I feel that I NEED to play my heart out to emote the feeling of what the prisoners felt.